Israel

DEATHS AS ISRAELI FORCES STORM GAZA SHIP

Via BBC News More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says. Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board. It happened about 40 miles (64 km) out to sea, in international waters. Israel says its soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. There has been widespread condemnation []

POLICE HUNT KILLER OF ISRAEL GAYS

Via BBC News Israeli police are searching for a gunman who killed two people and wounded at least 10 at a gay support centre in the city of Tel Aviv. Gay leaders say it is Israel’s worst hate crime against the community. Most of the victims were gay teenagers who were meeting at the centre on Nachmani street when the gunman entered and started firing indiscriminately. Police have ordered the temporary closure of the city’s gay clubs and are releasing few details []

LONDON BASED FILM MAKER LOCKED UP IN ISRAELI PRISON

Film director and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove. London based film-maker and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove has been locked up in an Israeli prison with more than twenty campaigners,  after their boat carrying aid to Gaza was seized on Tuesday.  The activists, who include Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and former US senator Cynthia McKinney, were held at gunpoint and taken to Ramla High Security Prison after their mission was intercepted by the Israeli military. Continue Reading…. I am stunned! I had []