Thursday, November 03, 2011
Democracy Now posts video from ships headed to Gaza from Turkey
by Larry Geller
Democracy Now posted an exclusive video report on the two ships headed from Turkey to Gaza. Click image to go to their story (with video). One is a Canadian ship, the other an Irish ship.
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A Canadian boat and Irish boat quietly left a Turkish port Wednesday, bound for Gaza. Democracy Now! first broke the news on our live broadcast yesterday. This flotilla, named Freedom Waves to Gaza, marks the latest attempt by international activists to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. The ships are hoping to reach Gaza by Friday, but Israel has threatened to stop the ships. "I anticipate that the Israeli army, probably, the navy, is probably considering boarding us at some point on our way to Gaza and the siege," said passenger Kit Kittredge of the group Code Pink. "I’m not feeling fearful. I’m feeling actually pretty peaceful. And that’s what we are: we are a peaceful boat and a peaceful flotilla going to end the siege."
[Democracy Now, EXCLUSIVE: Video Report from Gaza-Bound Flotilla Attempting to Break Israeli Blockade, 11/3/2011]
Many thanks, Larry, for reporting what is important. Even Civil Beat stears away from the subject of Israel/ Palestine. To bad, because there would be a lot to "fact check" about Israel and US policies/actions toward the Palestinians.
While I am very aware most media participate in a news blackout which might generate sympathy for the Palestinian cause, I do not see the I-P conflict as falling within CB's, well, "Beat."
But I also thank you, Larry, for helping break the media "blockade" of the Palestinian cause for justice and equality. Much aloha. Can I say "Shaloha"?