Friday, July 1, 2011

Freedom Flotilla 2, approaches the start but turns up the sabotage case

The countdown accelerates. The Freedom Flotilla 2 - "Human Remains" is ready to sail to Gaza, although the exact date of the beginning of the crossing remains secret for security reasons. These last days before the new mission to break the siege that makes a million and half Palestinians are fraught with tension.

Wednesday, the organizers have spread the news that one of the ships of the convoy, Saiorse, was sabotaged. The Saiorse, set up by the Irish branch of the Free Gaza Movement, along with many local committees, and is anchored in Turkish waters, as reported by the Israeli journalist Amira Hass on the pages of Haaretz, the damage is in the ship's engine.

From initial investigations, the type of damage could have caused the sinking of the ship, at sea, with the greatest risk to the lives of activists on board. Dror Feiler, a spokesman for the Flotilla, said that, as there is no direct evidence of Israeli involvement, "the Israeli government is the only one who would benefit." Feiler, who has had the opportunity to inspect the engine compartment of Saiorse, said that the damage seems to have been done very professionally.

Two other ships, the Committee set up by the Swedes and Greeks, were damaged in the port of Piraeus in Athens in recent days. In particular, the motor vessel "Julian," at anchor in the port of Athens, has suffered very heavy damage.

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