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Global human rights organisations are asking the Israeli government to lift completely, and without delay, its crippling economic and humanitarian blockade on Gaza.
A German parliamentarian who was on the Mavi Marmara ship when it was attacked by Israeli special forces, wants churches to push harder for lifting the Gaza blockade.
The Israeli government was accused of piracy today after it invaded and seized the MV Rachel Corrie aid ship heading for blockaded Gaza, arresting the activists on board.
One of England's leading cathedrals will be the site for an interfaith vigil for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine at lunchtime today.
Beyond the raw facts of the bruised and bloodied bodies, and the grief of those mourning the loss of loved ones, says Gordon Lynch, the unfolding story of the Israeli navy’s assault on the Gaza aid flotilla has wider symbolic significance.
The plight of Palestinians under Israeli occupation and the need for legal accountability have been highlighted at a roundtable of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum in Geneva.
An emergency demonstration has been called in central London on Saturday 5 June 2010 to protest against the Israeli assault on a flotilla of aid ships heading for blockaded Gaza.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned Israel's assault on Gaza aid ships and stressed the WCC will continue to work for just-peace in the region.
Amnesty International has called for Israel to launch an immediate, credible and independent investigation into its killing of at least 10 activists on the Gaza aid flotilla.