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O'Keefe Presents TV Program, Says US Subservience to Israel is Dangerous

The 4th Anniversary of the tragedy aboard the Mavi Marmara is May 31st. This prominent Palestinian rights activist blames the US for its blatant support of Israel.

Ken O'Keefe
O’Keefe believes the Israeli impunity, earned by the western powers’ support, is highly dangerous. Photo: PressTV

(LONDON PressTV) - Ken O’Keefe is a survivor from the Turkish Gaza-bound aid Freedom Flotilla, which was attacked by Israel in 2010.

Having investigated the evidence on the extent of brutality used by the Israeli forces in Mavi Marmara incident, O’Keefe believes the Israeli impunity, earned by the western powers’ support, is highly dangerous.

“Whether Israel is bombing civilians in Gaza with white phosphorus or literally executing humanitarian aid workers in the international waters, Israel enjoys an impunity that is simply unparalleled,” adds O'Keefe.

He blames Israel and its western allies for collectively punishing more than 800 thousand children by imposing blockade on Gaza and asks, “Is collective punishment and state-sponsored terrorism the best solution humanity has to offer in the 21st century?”

On May 31, 2010, the Israeli military attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in the international waters, killing nine Turkish activists on board the Mavi Marmara, which was part of the six-ship aid convoy.

This PressTV InFocus program is presented by Ken O'Keefe and gives a thorough explanation of what happened aboard the Mavi Marmara that fateful day, starting at 3 a.m., just after many were finishing their prayers.




Ken O'Keefe is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a "crime against humanity" and the US military using soldiers as "human guinea pigs" with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome.

He is also a social entrepreneur utilizing direct action marine conservation, though Ken is more widely known for leading the human shield action to Iraq and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he participated in defending the ship and "disarming two Israeli Commandos".

On January 7, 2004, O'Keefe burned his US passport in protest of American Imperialism and called for US troops to immediately withdrawal from Iraq. He replaced his US passport with a "World Passport", subsequently proclaiming himself a "Citizen of the World" with “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth." His is also legal citizen of Ireland and Palestine citizenship.

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