ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT:
Kidnaps Human Rights Workers; Confiscates Medicine, Toys and Olive Trees
By Free Gaza
June 30, 2009 "Free Gaza "
[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] -
Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat,
the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel. Continue
The “Spirit of Humanity"
By Paul Craig Roberts
On June 30, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the “Spirit of Humanity,” kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 countries, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Nobel Laureate Mairead MaGuire. Continue
Plight of Palestinians getting worse, UN warns: The blockade of Gaza is causing severe humanitarian hardship and the situation is getting worse every day, the head of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees warned on Wednesday..,
US remains silent over McKinney arrest by Israel: Israeli Navy detained former US congresswoman and Nobel Prize laureate Cynthia McKinney and twenty other human rights activists on board a relief boat outside Israel's territorial waters on Tuesday as they were heading to Gaza on a humanitarian mission.
Gaza aid activists transferred to immigration authority ahead of deportation: The 19 foreign peace activists, who were arrested on Tuesday after trying to sail to the Gaza Strip, were transferred to the immigration authority's detainment facility ahead of their deportation from Israel.
We are NOT the “Story”, It’s Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers: Since its founding in 1948 the State of Israel has regularly kidnapped and tortured Palestinians, throwing them into forgotten prisons where they can languish for years. Today, over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners without benefit of due process, some never even charged - men, women, and children - endure torture and isolation in Israeli jails, outdoor prison camps, and secret black sites.