Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

After killing nine innocent people on vessels in international waters and then attempting to blame those it has killed for their own deaths, Israels reputation, and reliability, enters serious and chronic failure. London. 5th June 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

National Protest Against Gaza Flotilla Killings by Israel. London. 5th June 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-06-05 00:00:00

A week after Israel forcibly prevents the Gaza aid flotilla from breaking the long-standing blockade of Gaza, the British people gather in London to hold a National march and rally to protest the violence used by Israeli soldiers which ended with the deaths of nine peace activists on board vessels making up the flotilla.

The attacks have now been widely condemned around the world by the international community and has signalled that Israel is now no longer able to manage world opinion over the blockade of Gaza.

In recent days, ionist Israeli loyalists have attempted to once again use control over media organisations to associate the peace campaigners with terrorist organisations at one point even attempting to claim the activists were part of Al Qaida.

The tactic experiences broad-scale failure and serves to distance the International community from Israel and, therefore, begins the pre-amble to the ending of Israels blockade of Gaza. The protest takes place on the day another flotilla vessel, the Rachel Corrie, is seized by Israel as it attempts to bring aid to the people of Gaza.

The Rachel Corrie is named after peace activist Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) who died in Gaza in 2003 after being crushed to death by an IDF (Israeli Defence Force) bulldozer while it was attempting to demolish a Palestinian residence.

London. 5th June 2010.

A man talks with others while holding a depiction of the brutal tactics of Israel in its attempts to cut off the arm of peace during its management of the blockade of Gaza. The blockade has been in place since 2007 and has now caused chronic problems for Israel, severely aggravated by extremist voices within the Israeli Political machine who continue to attempt to associate the cause of peace with terrorism.

A man talks with others while holding a depiction of the brutal tactics of Israel in its attempts to cut off the arm of peace during its management of the blockade of Gaza. The blockade has been in place since 2007 and has now caused chronic problems for Israel, severely aggravated by extremist voices within the Israeli Political machine who continue to attempt to associate the cause of peace with terrorism.

Another banner refers to Israel as a nation and its habit of inflating its international reputation in order to manoeuvre its internal and external security policies. While many are arranged with bringing Israel to task for its violence in Gaza and the violence seen in international waters during the seizing of the recent flotilla, other debates are concerned with Israels reputation internationally, especially with regards to its so-called nuclear status.

Another banner refers to Israel as a nation and its habit of inflating its international reputation in order to manoeuvre its internal and external security policies. While many are arranged with bringing Israel to task for its violence in Gaza and the violence seen in international waters during the seizing of the recent flotilla, other debates are concerned with Israels reputation internationally, especially with regards to its so-called nuclear status.

A large banner depicted as a British Union flag is decorated with calls for British companies to abandon trade with Israel in order to arrest its reliance on violence as a means to project its power in the region. Israel is only able to continue with the blockade of Gaza with international and financial assistance from abroad.

A large banner depicted as a British Union flag is decorated with calls for British companies to abandon trade with Israel in order to arrest its reliance on violence as a means to project its power in the region. Israel is only able to continue with the blockade of Gaza with international and financial assistance from abroad.

The march travels from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington. It is estimated that between 10-15,000 people attend at various points. Many attaching themselves to the protest informally as it marches through the streets.

The march travels from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington. It is estimated that between 10-15,000 people attend at various points. Many attaching themselves to the protest informally as it marches through the streets.

The march travels past a British military barracks with many of those inside shouting support and holding up British Union and national flags in support.

The march travels past a British military barracks with many of those inside shouting support and holding up British Union and national flags in support.

A photograph of Cengiz Akyuz, a 41 year old peace activist, is depicted with his daughter and pinned to a railing. My Akyuz was killed with eight others by Israeli Defence Force (IDF) as they attempted to board the flotilla. In total, 28 children were orphaned by the soldiers.

A photograph of Cengiz Akyuz, a 41 year old peace activist, is depicted with his daughter and pinned to a railing. My Akyuz was killed with eight others by Israeli Defence Force (IDF) as they attempted to board the flotilla. In total, 28 children were orphaned by the soldiers.

A man walks along with the march wearing a tee-shirt comparing the worlds ability to bring an end to Nazism and Apartheid to its duty to bring an end to ionism. Both Nazism and Apartheid were heavily nationalist movements which brought severe disruption to their respective countries. In the former, ending with the complete destruction of Germany, and the latter bringing complete political failure of the political infrastructure of South Africa.

A man walks along with the march wearing a tee-shirt comparing the worlds ability to bring an end to Nazism and Apartheid to its duty to bring an end to ionism. Both Nazism and Apartheid were heavily nationalist movements which brought severe disruption to their respective countries. In the former, ending with the complete destruction of Germany, and the latter bringing complete political failure of the political infrastructure of South Africa.

A man holds up a placard illustrating why Israel does not hold either the power, or influence, it needs to continue with its blockade of Gaza.

A man holds up a placard illustrating why Israel does not hold either the power, or influence, it needs to continue with its blockade of Gaza.