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Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 08:03:18 PM PDT
News on this is very very limited at this point, restricted to a few twitters --
# No struggle or injuries, but the Rachel Corrie has been captured. Communications jammed. Report from Irish radio. #Flotilla 7 minutes ago via web
# Reports from Malaysians that the Rachel Corrie has been taken by the Israeli navy who has boarded the ship. #Flotilla 14 minutes ago via web
# Unconfirmed reports from Israeli radio say troops have boarded Rachel Corrie. #Flotilla 15 minutes ago via web
# Israeli Radio reporting that all satellite signals have been jammed by Israeli authorities. #Flotilla 16 minutes ago via web
Update: 11:22 Press Release from FreeGaza.org in charge of the Flotilla
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Again, news seems very limited at this moment, because that's the way the IDF wants it.
# To all our followers, THANK YOU for supporting the #RachelCorrie....#gaza #flotilla 3 minutes ago via web
# Official*** #RachelCorrie to be taken to Ashdod Israel***Official all on board arrested...#Gaza #Flotilla 5 minutes ago via web
# @ipsc48 freegazaorg via twitter 9 minutes ago via web in reply to ipsc48 # OFFICIAL**** THERE ARE NO INJURIES REPORTED****OFFICIAL #RACHELCORRIE #GAZA #FLOTILLA 9 minutes ago via web
Good news seems to be no casualties--how wonderful that Israel is so magnanimous as to hijack a ship full of aid without killing anyone :} Thanks, Israel :]
Press Release from FreeGaza.org
Rachel Corrie boarded, equipment jammed
Press Release - Wed 5th June, 3.30am
The IPSC has been contacted by the MV Rachel Corrie in the past few minutes. Jenny Graham reported that they had been followed by Israeli ships for about 2 hours, and that in the last few minutes 2 ships were approaching from the port side. Ms Graham said that equipment on board had been jammed by the Israeli navy, and that they expected their satellite phone (number below) to be jammed soon as well. The line was bad, and we were unable to determine the exact location of the Rachel Corrie relative to their destination.
On hearing of the news, Freda Hughes of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) said: "We all hope that those on board the Rachel Corrie will remain safe and that there will be no repeat of Monday's terrible attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Our hearts are with you."
The Rachel Corrie is flying their Irish, Malaysian and Filipino flags at half mark as a mark of respect for their murdered comrades from the Mavi Marmama which was hijacked on Monday by Israeli commandos in an attack that left at least 9 people dead.
Speaking about Minister Micheal Martin's statement earlier in which he said that those on board the Rachel Corrie had rejected a so-called deal that would involve them docking in the ISraeli port of Ashdod, Jenny Graham said: "We will have no part in a deal that involves us legitimising the siege of Gaza. We intend to continue on our mission to deliver our cargo of aid and supplies to the people of Gaza. This has always been our intention."