Posted by: Lister | July 1, 2009

Israel Vs Free Gaza

Israel has stopped the latest boat sent from Cyprus by the Free Gaza movement. The BBC :

The US-based Free Gaza Movement has breached the blockade five times since August 2008.

Two other attempts by the activist group were stopped by Israeli warships during Israel’s three-week military offensive in Gaza in December and January.

[…] The Israeli military said the passengers and crew of the Greek-registered ship Arion would be handed over to immigration authorities in Ashdod, and its humanitarian aid cargo would be taken to Gaza by road after a security check.

[…] The British Foreign Office said on Tuesday it was aware of the situation and was trying to clarify the facts.

“We would be concerned if the stories of the Israeli Navy boarding the boat in international waters were true,” a spokesman said.

[…] “This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” said [former US congresswoman] Ms McKinney in a statement.

“President [Barack] Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that’s exactly what we tried to do. We’re asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey.”

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