Report from the Freedom Gaza Fleet by Kevin Neish [page 1]
Report and Analysis CANPAL NET by Mordecai Breimberg [page 2]
Return to Palestine by Theresa Wolfwood [page 3]
from K Neish
date Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM
subject Bye for now
My ship the Challenger II leaves tomorrow morning at 7am so…………this will be the last email until I get set up in Gaza. We should arrive at the Gaza water border mid day Friday (10 hours earlier for you folks).
You can supposedly watch everything unfold in real time video at witnessgaza.com. I’m told the freegaza.org website has crashed due to heavy use.
At this late date I think it’s fairly safe to let you know I’ve been tasked with defending a crew of journalists on the top deck of our cruiser. Since the Israeli military always trys to seize the media first to destroy evidence, my job is to non violently get in the way of the Israeli commandos in a narrow passageway for about 30 seconds so the journalists can up load their reports. It should be interesting to say the least. I guess all my young years spent playing rugby and football are going to come in handy, IE: being able take a hard hit and keep standing and not lose my temper, but this time there’s no referees.
I don’t think the Israeli’s are going to attack us as the bad press coming from this would be enormous, but everyone is ready for them.
Retired US Army Col. Ann Wright is on our ship, so I can’t imagine what the Israelis are going to do with her. There are also retired US ambassadors and European government officials and various VIPs on all the boats.
Well as usual I need my beauty sleep so goodnight for now. If the camera is on me I’ll try to wave.
If on earth there breathes a slave, are ye truly free and brave?