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As the building of Gaza's Ark continues, despite the difficulties caused by the Israeli blockade and made worse by the Egyptian regime's closure of most of the tunnels (sign petition: http://goo.gl/WpVPru), today we commemorate one year since Israel's piracy of the peaceful aid ship, the Estelle.
Canadian Boat to Gaza delegate Jim Manly, a former Member of Parliament and United Church minister, who travelled aboard the Estelle last October in order to break the blockade of Gaza, explains how he became interested in the situation in Gaza, the boarding of the Estelle, and solidarity with Gaza today.
March 5, 2013
Newly released footage exposes Israeli attack on Members of Parliament
Former Canadian MP was aboard the Swedish Ship to Gaza at the time and is available for comment
Video footage smuggled by the passengers of the Swedish Ship to Gaza, the Estelle, has now been digitally restored and released for the first time. The video shows how Israeli masked commandos violently attacked and tasered peaceful civilian activists including Members of Parliament, refuting Israel's claims that attacks on civilian boats has been peaceful.
Canadian Jim Manly, former MP and retired United Church minister, was on Estelle when the ship was hijacked in international waters last October. He was jailed for four days in an Israeli prison. The press conference held upon his return to Vancouver can be viewed here.
The footage refutes Israel's claims that attack on civilian boats is peaceful
Last week, video footage smuggled by the passengers of the Swedish Ship to Gaza, the Estelle, was digitally restored and released. The video shows how Israeli masked commandos violently attacked and tasered peaceful civilian activists including members of parliament.
Smuggled footage and interviews as shown on Swedish TV4 (with English subtitles).
Published on Feb 24, 2013
Report on Israeli violence during the capture of the Estelle (Swedish TV4, February 21, 2013) with English subtitles
(press the cc button on the video to show subtitles)
New footage of violent armed attack by Israeli navy on the Swedish Ship to Gaza, Estelle is revealed. The attack took place on 20 October 2012 in international water while the Estelle and her crew attempted to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. Towards the end of the video it is quite evident that masked Israeli soldiers use tasers against crew members.
Jim Manly comes home after his experience aboard the Gaza-bound aid ship, Estelle.
Includes interviews with folks from the Nanaimo, BC, community.
Former MP Jim Manly is back in Nanaimo with his family. He was interviewed Friday morning 26 October 2012 at 7am on 100.5FM Vancouver Coop Radio. Host Derrick O’Keefe.
25 October 2012. Full press conference by Jim Manly at the Vancouver airport on his way home to Nanaimo. Jim was one of 30 crew members of the Ship to Gaza Estelle who were hijacked by the Israeli navy in international waters while attempting to reach Gaza. He was detained by the Israeli army for 4 days before being deported back to Canada. Israel imposes an illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip virtually imprisoning 1.6 million Palestinians.
Rick Cluff host of the CBC radio program The Early Edition interviews Jim Manly by phone.
While the expected obligation of the Canadian government was to provide support and demand for the immediate release of Jim Manly from Israeli detention, Jim makes it very clear that the focus should remain on the rights of the 1.6 million Palestinians of Gaza.