BREAKING NEWS: The Spirit of Rachel Corrie, Humanitarian Ship to Gaza Attacked by Israel in International Waters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

16 May 2011 (Wednesday)

 

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie Mission, involving a Malaysian owned ship carrying aid for Palestine, has been intercepted and attacked by the Israeli naval forces in the Palestinian security zone this morning at 0654 Jordan time. Currently the ship has been forced to anchor in the Egyptian waters at one and a half nautical miles from the Gazan waters.

The vessel left the Port of Piraeus, Greece on Wednesday, May 11 carrying 7.5 kilometers of UPVC (plastic) sewage pipes to help restore the devastated sewerage system in Gaza.

The humanitarian initiative is sponsored by Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and participating in this mission includes anti-war activists and journalists, consisting of 7 Malaysians, 2 Irish, 2 Indians and 1 Canadian

About PGPF

The Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), formerly Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO),  is a first but resolute step in the arduous journey towards global peace, moves towards the single goal of putting an end to war. Its founder, YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, envisages “a serious, active and sustained struggle against war and for peace”. Sharing and supporting this agenda are world-prominent professionals, intellectuals, authors, statesmen – all passionate advocates of international peace. Together, they have signed the Kuala Lumpur Initiative that defines the Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War.

“The Palestinian struggle is nothing more than a struggle for justice, to which they, as much as everyone else, have a right.” Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, President of PGPF.

Tan Sri Norian Mai – PGPF Chairman

T(O) +603 2092 7248

Tan Sri Dr Samsudin Hitam – PGPF (Jordan)

HP +6 012 528 3414

Tan Sri Abdul Halil Abdul Mutalif – PGPF (Malaysia)

T(O) +603 2092 7248

Dr  Zulaiha Ismail – PGPF (Malaysia)

T(O) +603 2092 7248

Alan Lonergan  – Representative (European Media)

HP +962 7941 2169

Visit our website at www.perdana4peace.org


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