Part of a series of articles on the perfidy and disinformation of the HalifaxChronicle Herald newspaper
Paul Schneidereit is at it again, citing “various videos shot at the scene”:
From various videos shot at the scene, as well as statements made by some of those involved, it seems clear the sixth ship, the Mavi Marmara, carried not just peace activists but individuals who came armed with knives, metal bars and other non-firearms intending to create a violent confrontation.
By the time the battle was over, nine passengers among the ships contingent, all but one Turkish nationals, had been killed, while on the other side at least seven Israeli commandos were injured, several critically.
From the reports I’ve read, there’s little doubt the intention of those aboard the Mavi Marmara was to cause an international incident and they succeeded, spectacularly. – Paul Schneidereit, Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 8, 2010
Here is first-hand information giving far different facts than made available to the readers of the Herald. “Photographers were attacked, and journalists had their video, audio and other communications equipment confiscated. The equipment has still not been returned.” Will Schneidereit, who has been or still is the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, speak out against the Israeli repression of his colleagues? If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.
MEL FRYKBERG, The Electronic Intifada, 8 June 2010
RAMALLAH, occupied West Bank (IPS) – Although Israel successfully controlled news of its deadly commando raid on the Freedom Flotilla during the first crucial 48 hours of media coverage, emerging evidence from witnesses and survivors is challenging the Israeli government’s version of events. Continue reading