They’re all aTwitter about the flotilla…

…It may still be anyone’s guess when a small international convoy of vessels carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid will set sail from Greece to the Gaza Strip in a challenge to Israel’s naval blockade of the territory run by Hamas Islamists.

But, mindful of the bloodshed at sea and global outcry that marked a similar event last year, the opposing sides are already battling for hearts and minds in the social and mainstream media.

An array of Facebook pages, websites and tweets posted by organizers of “Freedom Flotilla II” (www.freedomflotilla.eu), say they are on a humanitarian mission of peace. Waging its own public relations campaign, Israel says the activists could be plotting violence. […]

…The “US Boat to Gaza” used its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USBOATTOGAZA) and tweets to challenge the allegation. The group, which has dubbed its vessel “The Audacity of Hope,” said Israel was “fabricating horror stories about hundreds of unarmed civilians in the flotilla.” […]

…Organizers of the convoy said the propeller of one ship was cut in Piraeus harbor near Athens on Monday, and they accused Israel of sabotage. A video uploaded to YouTube by “digital flotilla” showed the damage and an interview with the boat’s captain…

Now, even this old Luddite was capable of brushing off his long, languishing twitter account recently, so long in fact, that I had to update to the latest Twitter to even log in…! But I digress…

In fumbling about, I found a goldmine of twitterers (is that the term?) at the #flotilla2 thread(?) and I would like to point out the more prolific ones to follow, paste each of these into the twitter search bar and ‘follow’ along if ya want…

USBOATTOGAZA…

CANADABOATGAZA…

IRISHSHIPTOGAZA… (Which is now out of the water!)

GFFAUSGROUP…

IBNEZRA…

THEIMEU…

Ann Wright 46…

Huwaida Arraf…

myaguarnieri…

avinunu…

Avi Mayer…

aaronjmate…

nytjim…

Any others that you can find, would be greatly appreciated…

Happy hunting…!

In summing up, It’s always nice to see Kharma in action…

Israeli Ministers slam ‘spin’…

Israel: Several Israeli ministers have accused the army of “spin” over its claims that activists on board a Gaza-bound flotilla plan to harm Israeli soldiers, Maariv newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The paper quoted several unnamed members of Israel’s security cabinet as saying the claims were “media spin” and “public relations hysteria.”

On Monday, Israeli military spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovitz said there were “radical elements” among the activists participating in the sea convoy, including some carrying “dangerous incendiary chemicals.”

But security cabinet ministers told Maariv they were given no such information when they were briefed on the flotilla this week, and even accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office of being behind the disinformation.

“Netanyahu decided to change the version about the nature of the flotilla for two reasons that are connected to the international community,” one of the ministers, who were not named, told the newspaper.

It is refreshing to know that there are at least some Sane Ministers in the Security Cabinet…!

Again, God Bless and Godspeed to the flotilla…! *g*

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