[act-ma] South Portland Gaza Flotilla Survivor to speak in Portland on June 11

Roger Leisner rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 10 08:00:55 PDT 2010

Maine Filmmaker Recounts Israel's Attack Against Humanitarian Aid Trip 
to Gaza

Friday June 11th 7pm Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish 
80 Sherman St.Portland Maine
[Parking one block up at 
Cumberland and Mellen]

Scott Hamann will be speaking on Friday 
June 11th at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish Hall in Portland about his 
personal experience aboard Challenger 1, part of the Freedom Flotilla 
that was illegally attacked in international waters last week by the 
Israeli Navy.  The Freedom Flotilla carried over 10,000 tons of 
humanitarian relief aid for Gaza, with the goal of breaking through the 
blockade imposed on Gaza by the Israeli government as a mechanism of 
'collective punishment.'

At dawn on Monday May 31st, the Israeli 
Navy attacked and boarded all boats from the Freedom Flotilla including 
Challenger 1 with Hamann aboard.  Israel used deadly force on the Mavi 
Marmara, which carried hundreds
 of Turkish civilians and hundreds of people from various countries.  9 
passengers were killed, and at least 3 reporters were apparently 
targeted for taking photos of the attack.

Hamann will speak about
 his personal experience on Challenger 1, the illegality of Israel's 
actions, his detainment in Be'er Sheva Prison, and about the shameless 
brutality of the Israeli police and Navy that he witnessed firsthand.

The Kennebunks Peace Department, Peace Action Maine, Maine Peace
 and Justice in Israel/Palestine, Portland Pax Christi and Sacred 
Heart/St. Dominic Social Justice and Peace Commission

For More 
Jacqui Deveneau
jacquio50 at yahoo.com <https://webmail.bates.edu/portal/mail/message.php?index=2525#>

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