SA journalist found

2010-06-01 10:38
Gadija Davids (Radio 786)

Gadija Davids (Radio 786)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now
Cape Town - South African journalist Gadijah Davids, who was caught up in a clash between the Israeli defence force and an aid ship bound for Gaza, is alive, her relieved mother Magboeba said on Tuesday.

"The mere fact that she is alive is quite consoling for us," Davids said.

The Department of International Relations told the family that she had been found, and they were currently working on finding out more about the conditions that she was being held under.

Davids said she had known the possibilities when she left.

She had been covering Palestinian issues for some time and already had an idea of what she might face. She had wanted to be part of a team delivering medical supplies, and was not interested in anything military.

"She will come back a stronger person. It was a maiden experience for her on so many levels - it was the first time she left home, first big story, and now she has an international scoop - we are very proud of her."

Being held in prison


Daniel Seaman, spokesperson for the Israeli government, told Sapa that the people on five of the six ships would be sent home by plane as soon as they had identified themselves.

They were currently being held in prisons around the country.

They would be sent home because they had not engaged in violent confrontation with the soldiers who boarded the vessels to search them.

The people on board the sixth - the Mavi Marmara - where nine people were killed when the soldiers rappelled on to the ship from helicopters - would be released only if authorities could establish that they were not part of the direct physical confrontations that also left a number of soldiers wounded.

The Israeli government said two of its soldiers' guns were taken away and they were attacked with sticks and knives.

Seaman could not say how they would establish who was directly involved and they were in the process of identifying those who were on board, as well as those killed.

Others will face charges

Those found not directly involved would be flown home, and the others would face charges, still to be formulated, in Israel.

The flotilla attempted to sail through an Israeli blockade to Gaza. The Israeli government, in response to mortar attacks two years ago, imposed the blockade of supplies to the contested territory and insisted on searching consignments bound for the area.
The blockade included maritime traffic.

Restricted items included cement, which they said could be used to mould mortar shells. Israel had rejected international calls that the restrictions were too harsh and were causing a humanitarian crisis.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cape town  |  gaza  |  israel  |  gaza ship raid  |  middle east peace
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Bookkeeper Kr313

Bellville
Kontak Recruitment
R13 000 - R18 000 Per Month

SQL developer

Durbanville
Power-star
R20 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Debtors & Creditors clerk/ Office Administrator

Gardens Oranjezicht
Bee painters & waterproofers
R10 000 - R12 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Mind power dominates and can help you to uncover things from a deeper level, but it can also create entanglements if you let your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.