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Breaking the siege of Gaza

Press Release from the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO):

International Conference on Breaking the Gaza Siege on 11 July, 2010 in Kuala Lumpur.

The illegal siege on Gaza by the Israeli Government has been going on for too long.

It has created a humanitarian crisis, literally a chokehold on a people which is intended at wiping out the population, slowly but surely.

The siege, imposed since 2007, is an unending list of atrocities and cruelties inflicted by the Israeli Government on Palestinians and, as in the past, the international community, have failed to stand up and put a stop to these barbaric acts.

Last month, a group of activists from different countries, colours and creeds, joined hands to form the Freedom Flotilla and sailed across the Mediterranean to challenge the siege on Gaza.

Consistent to its belligerent streak, the Israel Defence Force (IDF), at the wee hours of dawn, launched a cowardly attack on one of the Freedom Flotilla ships, the Mavi Marmara which was sailing in international waters.

The attack on the civilian ship resulted in the murder of nine activists and injured dozens more. Apart from that, the IDF, after forcefully boarding the ships of the flotilla, commandeered them to the Israeli port Ashdod and then imprisoned the activists.

Having literally dragged the activists into Israel, the Tel Aviv regime then deported them under tremendous condemnation from the international community.

The IDF repeated their act a few days later on the MV Rachel Corrie, another member of the Freedom Flotilla which had lagged behind due to engine problems.

Even though another tragedy was averted as no one was shot nor killed, the IDF boarded the Rachel Corrie in full force with its personnel armed to the teeth. Again, the Rachel Corrie was forcefully commandeered to Ashdod.

It is extensively believed that the Rachel Corrie was spared the violent, armed aggression of the IDF due to the international spotlight on Tel Aviv following murders of the activists on Mavi Marmara.

It is against these backdrops that the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO), a principal partner in the Freedom Flotilla, decided to hold an international conference to recount what had occurred on the Mavi Marmara and Rachel Corrie.

The theme of the conference is:
Breaking the Siege: In The Spirit of Rachel Corrie and Mavi Marmara.

Speakers include Yildirim Bulent, head of the Turkish humanitarian relief organisation, the Insani Yardim Yakfi (IHH), Denis J. Halliday, former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations and Derek Graham, head of the MV Rachel Corrie team.

Another speaker is Dr Hasan Huseyn Uyzal who was on board the Mavi Marmara and helped treat the injured.

A Palestinian judge, Dialdeen S. Madhoun who is head of the Palestinian committee of war crimes documentation will also be one of the speakers.

PGPO chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who had been a leading figure in opposing Israeli consistent and systematic genocide of Palestinians, will deliver the keynote address.

He will also chair a Panel Session for the conference and the panellists will include ambassadors from several countries which are concerned about the Israeli siege. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, who has been leading efforts to raise funds for the Palestinian cause, will be one of the panellists.

The conference is expected to conclude with a clear plan on measures and efforts to be undertaken in challenging the siege and eventually putting an end to it.

These measures and efforts will be formulated based on the inputs, views and ideas put forth and shared during the conference.

The closing address will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The one-day 11 July, 2010 conference to be held at the Dewan Tun Razak 1 hall in Putra World Trade Centre, starts at 9am.

Entrance is free and open to the public. The public is however advised to come early as seats are limited though there is ample standing room.

If there are any enquiries, please contact: 03-88858965 (Maizatul – maizatul@perdana.org.my), 03-88858960 (Noorinsun – noorinsun@perdana.org.my), 019-3843913 (Dr Zulaiha Ismail – zul@pop.jaring.my) or 019-9100090 (Shamsul – shamsulakmar@gmail.com).

Issued by Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) on 3 July, 2010.

5 thoughts on “Breaking the siege of Gaza

  1. Unfortunately, when it comes to palestine-israel issue, it is winner takes all.
    Allowing Gaza free access to everything will mean more rockets being launched at israel.
    At least, we can say that peace has been restored by blocking trade into gaza.

    Despite what have been stated numerous times, israel is not democracy as it has denied the many arabs the right to return and their land confiscated and denying them citizenship.

    And the arabs are no angels either.

    So best let these two buggers sort themselves out.
    We, on the other hand, must sort out our education problems, which is easy, if only the govenrment uses common sense and not emotional garbage based on race. Education is a right for every citizen.

    JMD : You must be insane when you say peace has been restored through the blockade imposed by Israel onto the Palestinians. Do you understand the hardship faced by the Palestinians as the result of this blockade? No medicine supplies, no ability to rebuild schools, hospitals etc after being bombed by Israel’s chemical phosphorous bombs… The people in Gaza strip is living in abject destitute and bare minimum. No one should be subjected to this kind of horror.

    Your apathy in understanding the obvious plight of the Palestinians is really appalling.

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  2. The Palestinian in gaza is getting free food courtesy of the UN.
    Have you seen the plight of the poor in India and bangaldesh? The sort of conditions they live in. And now, the western NGO’s have imposed a blockade by not allowing poor children to work in order to supplement their father’s income. Even gazans will not be able to survive in this condition.

    JMD : Do not be a TROLL again Sputjam. It is clear that the Palestinians are being tormented and murdered on daily basis by the Israelis. No other place on earth can compare to the hostile environment the Palestinians have to live in where death may come any second throughout the day. Imagine sleeping under the rubble and rocket launchers may kill you randomly during the night.

    There’s no trade there. Not enough medicine supplies. No basic amenities.

    And you come here and take light of their fate?

    At least the fathers in India and Bangladesh have income!

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  3. I was really amused to read Howard Galganov’s editorial on his website, titled I Am Israel, which was full of Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) lies – from A-Z. Below I debunk some of his lies with historic facts.

    Lie # 1: “I rose from the ashes of Hell on Earth we call the Holocaust, because I am Israel“.

    Under the Nazi Germany, Gypsies, Christians and Jews, all suffered, but on the other hand, some of Hitler’s top hitmen were Jewish. The Nazi army had close to 150,000 Jewish soldiers. Hitler’s both girlfriends, Stefanie Isak and Eva Braun, were Jewish. The western apologists have failed to prove that Nazis really killed six million Jews – but still Holocaust has become new Jewish religion. And what about the 1.7 million German Christians killed after Nazi Germany surrendered (D-Day)? how come Germans are not alloed to build a ‘Holocaust Museum’ in Germany or elswhere to honor their dead?

    Lie #2: “I opened my Jewish doors to Christians, Moslems and all others who yearned to live in religious FREEDOM, because I am Israel”.

    In fact, it were Muslim and Christian doors which were forced open by the Jewish terrorism to let the unwanted European Jews settle in British mandate Palestine after WW I. Muslims, Christians and non-European Jews live as low-caste citizens in Israel.

    Lie #3: “I ask for nothing other than to be allowed to live in peace and security, so that my children can also grow and prosper under the Sun and Stars like all others, because I am Israel“.

    The Zionist leaders have never felt ashamed of making hate speeches against Arabs and non-Zionist fellow Jews. The Zionist entity is the only country in the Middle East which has invaded all its neighboring countries.

    Lie #4: “I stand with but a few friends, who stand by me in a hostile world with whom I will stand forever, because I am Israel“.

    Now who could be the greatest friend of Israel than Washington which had donated more than US$3 trillion of its taxpayers’ money to Israel since 1970s? But, then the only couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed on June 19, 1953, for stealing US nuclear secrets for USSR or the life serving jail sentence, Jonathan Pollard, for stealing close to a million US secrets for Israel or Anna Chapman member of the recent Russian spy network – are all Jewish.

    Lie #5: “But I also know that in the end, I will be standing alone, because I’ve always stood alone, because I am Israel”.

    When SIX Jewish companies own 96% of world media – it’s not called ‘standing alone’. When the US, Germany, France, australia, Poland, Canada and Britain governments are run by pro-Israel Zionists – it’s not called ‘standing alone’. When the US uses its veto power in the UNSC to shield Israeli crimes than its own imperialism – it’s not called standing alone.

    Lie #6: “I live by the tenets of thousands of years of Biblical Covenant to do what is right, regardless of the cost and risk, not just because of the word of God, but more so because without a moral compass there is no direction, because I am Israel“.

    Israeli government and its society is run the Talmudic Convenant and not the Torah (OT). And there is no morality in Talmud when it comes to Jesus, his mother Mary and the non-Jews.

    And the Israeli Hasbara lies goes on and on.

    http://rehmat2.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/hasbara-i-am-israel/

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