Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Israel Blocks Activists' Boat from Entering Gaza Strip

Updated: After detaining the Free Gaza activists for several days, Israel deported the activists to their countries of residence and has stated that it will distribute the aid to the proper authorities in Gaza.

In a show of blatant disregard for Israel's laws and security, international activists with the Free Gaza Movement tried to enter the Gaza Strip early this morning by boat in an attempt to circumvent Israel's secure border crossings.

According to initial reports, the Israeli Navy intercepted and took control of the boat and has indicated that the aid aboard the boat will be distributed to the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Since last August, the Free Gaza Movement has sent several boat missions to Gaza to "break the siege" of Gaza and the "increasing stranglehold of Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine."

For more, see ADL's extensive report: http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/free_gaza_movement.htm

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