الجمعة، 15 يوليو، 2011

Call for support Oliva boat Gaza

Call for support:

In the previous days the Civil Peace Services in Gaza (www.cpsgaza.org) have suffered the attack of the Israeli Navy while carrying on their mission in Palestinian waters.
Therefore we make again a call for support to the CPSGaza. Those who didn't sign the support letter can do it now, and those who did, can spread again these call (it can be done through the web site or:
Individuals support: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cpsgaza/
Groups support: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cpsgazagroups/
The Civil Peace Services in Gaza are an international third party, independent of any of the parties in the conflict, with a Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Palestinian waters.
Our main goal is just to observe and report potential Human Rights Violations in very sensitive areas like the Palestinian waters.
The Oliva, the CPSGaza Human Rights Monitoring boat, has been sailing and reporting on the Human Rights Situation in the pass month. Up to now, only a small incident was reported while sailing, although Palestinian fisherman are regularly harassed when the Oliva is not present.
This situation was broken in the past two days, when the Oliva was attacked; the first time when trying to carry on their mission, as it was said before, observation mission, without interfering, and the second time, just after starting their daily trip. In both occasions the attacks occurred within the three miles limit imposed by the Israeli Navy, which is the area where the fishermen operate and where the Oliva sails.



A CIVIL PEACE SERVICE IN GAZA

In the previous days the Civil Peace Services in Gaza has suffered two attacks by the Israeli Navy while carrying on their mission in Palestinian waters.

The Civil Peace Services in Gaza are an international third party, independent of any of the parties in the conflict, with a Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Palestinian waters.

Our main goal is to observe and report potential Human Rights Violations in sensitive areas like the Palestinian waters.

As usual in this kind of missions, we report to the parties involved through different consulates and NGOs the launch of the mission. This Civil Peace Services responds to the calls of local organizations that have observed human rights violations and ask for an international third party to monitor the situation.

The Oliva, the CPSGaza Human Rights Monitoring boat, has been sailing and reporting on the Human Rights Situation in the past month. Up to now, only a small incident was reported while sailing. While Palestinian fishing boats have been harassed by the Israeli Navy regularly when the Oliva was not around, the Oliva has not been harassed.

This situation was broken in the pass two days, where the Oliva was attacked for the first time when trying to carry out its mission, as it was said before, an observation mission, without interfering, and the second time, just after starting their daily trip. In both occasions the attacks occurred within the three miles limit imposed by the Israeli Navy, which is the area where the fishermen operate and where the Oliva sails.

We ask for a clarification and the reason of the attacks, as it was not given by the Israeli Navy. The Oliva has always acted legally.

At the same time, we request your cooperation for the safety of the crew and their mission, informing again the Israeli authorities about the aim of our mission and asking for these clarifications.