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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free Gaza tripulation charged with "illegal immigration"

As you may know, the Free Gaza aid ship sailing to Gaza Strip with the express intention of avoiding Israeli waters was intercepted by the Zionist navy two days ago and its load of hope (and also practical items such as cement, medicines, toys and crayons) lays now idle at some colonial military facility.

But the irony is that, even if they wanted altogether to avoid Israeli territorial waters, they have been charged with "illegal immigration". Two of the 21 tripulants have been released but the rest remain in jail.

You can spam an aide to the Zionist Prime Minister at this adress:

Gazasolidarity, which is the source of this information, also offers an array of phones and faxes that you can spam with demands of freedom for Gaza Aid members and asking to allow the ship to enter Gaza, that is not Israeli territory in any case.


Protests against Israeli piracy actions and the criminal blockade of Gaza have succeeded in the last days. It is noticeable that the very UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk has described this action, as well as Gaza blockade, as a crime.

Cynthia McKinney, tripulant of the ship and former US Congress Representative, declared on this Zionist act of piracy:

We were in international waters on a boat delivering humanitarian aid to people in Gaza when the Israeli Navy ships surrounded us and illegally threatened us, dismantled our navigation equipment, boarded and confiscated the ship.

All of us on board were then taken off the ship and into custody, and brought into Israel and imprisoned. Immigration officials in Israel said they did not want to keep us, but we remain imprisoned. State Department and White House officials have not effected our release or taken a strong public stance to condemn the illegal actions of the Israeli Navy of enforcing a blockade of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians of Gaza, a blockade that has been condemned by President Obama.

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