Tag Archives: Estelle

Sweden probes Ship to Gaza boardings

A Swedish prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether international laws were broken when Israeli soldiers boarded Gaza-bound ships operated by the Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza.

Israel attacked Estelle one year ago

logo for mailing to listAs 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. 

The Estelle was the latest of the Freedom Flotilla ships to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza.  On this day we salute everyone who has worked on or supported the Estelle campaign (including former Canadian MP Jim Manly* who was on board), and assure you and the world that we will not stop our efforts till the blockade ends and all Palestinians can realize their human rights. 

Radio interview: The Situation in Gaza – with Jim Manly

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.

Listen online




Author: Doug Brown, Jim Manly
Copyright: Unusual Sorces 2013
Uploaded on: 24 April 2013

Newly released footage exposes Israeli attack on Members of Parliament

Media Release

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.

Footage smuggled from the Estelle

The footage refutes Israel's claims that attack on civilian boats is peaceful  

logo for mailing to listPosted March 2, 2013

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).

Estelle capture – Swedish TV4 report

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: Israeli navy violent attack on Estelle

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.

Music: Habeas Corpus · No te rindas (Do not surrender)
Editor: Laura Arau for Rumbo a Gaza
Info: http://www.rumboagaza.org yhttp://www.freedomflotilla.org

Video: Jim Manly comes home

Jim Manly comes home after his experience aboard the Gaza-bound aid ship, Estelle.

Includes interviews with folks from the Nanaimo, BC, community.

Jim Manly interviewed on Vancouver co-op radio

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.

Jim Manly on vancouver co-op radio-Part 1

Jim Manly on vancouver co-op radio-Part 2

Jim Manly on Vancouver co-op radio-Part 3


Jim Manly full press conference at Vancouver airport-25 October 2012

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.