2010 Freedom Flotilla Information in US Department of Homeland Security Files

Joe Meadors filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the US Department of Homeland Security's files (affidavits, investigative files, interview transcripts, etc.) on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla effort to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. For reference, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_Freedom_Flotilla.

I also request a copy of any communications between the US Department of Homeland Security and the government of Israel pertaining to the 2010 Freedom Flotilla effort.

Please search any "cross-referenced" records relevant to this effort.

Please also search “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) records.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joe Meadors

From: DHS


From: USCG

This acknowledges receipt of your April 19, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
Your request was received on May 10, 2016 and has been assigned FOIA number 2016-CGFO-01680.
We have queried the appropriate component of the USCG for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
You may check the status of your request by entering FOIA request number 2016-CGFO-01680 into the following site: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status Request status is updated and refreshed on a nightly basis electronically.
You may contact this office via telephone at 202-475-3522 or via email at EFOIA@uscg.mil if you have any further questions. (mailto:EFOIA@uscg.mil)
U.S. Coast Guard
FOIA/PA Office

From: Tyrrell, Kevin

Good Afternoon Mr. Meadors,

My name is Kevin L. Tyrrell, I'm processing the request you sent in to the Department of Homeland Security, 2016-HQFO-00385. I have few questions and was hoping you could contact me via telephone to discuss. My direct office number is listed below.

Thank you, Kevin

Kevin L. Tyrrell, J.D.
Associate Director FOIA Appeals and Litigation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Privacy Office
Main: (866) 431-0486
Direct: (202) 343-1662
Fax: (202) 343-4011

From: Davis, Terrain D CIV

Please see below.

T. DeShawn Davis, Esq.
Attorney Advisor
Office of Claims and Litigation (CG-LCL)
Judge Advocate General
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2703 Martin Luther King Ave. S.E.
Stop 7213
Washington, DC 20593-7213

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