Humanitarian aid to Gaza forcibly stopped, activists captured
July 8, 2009, 10:20 pm
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng

gaza_199221 activists from the Free Gaza movement on board a ship sending aid to Gaza were captured by Israeli forces about 25 miles off the shores of Gaza last week .

According to reports (links below), they will be charged with trying to enter Israel illegally and face deportation. To date, 6 of the 21 activists have been deported.This is not the first case of Israeli forces hijacking and deporting activists who have tried to send aid to Gaza.

The Israeli government has made life more than miserable for the people in Gaza and now they are depriving them of international aid. Gaza seems to me like a big concentration camp now and the innocent victims of the conflict are destined to die living under the most inhumane conditions.

Doesn’t it make you wonder why the Israeli government has been allowed to carry on their cruelty without strong actions being taken against them by the international bodies?

The whole government and its military forces should be tried for war crimes and crimes against human rights and dignity in my opinion. They should be tried NOW and be found guilty immediately.

Reports:

Israel attacks Gaza-bound aid ship, kidnaps activists

Israel stops aid ship to Gaza

Why no coverage of seized ship?

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire speaks from Israeli jail cell after arrest on boat delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza

“It’s been a bad week for Israel” by Michael Jansen

Our IDF

British FreeGaza deportee ‘raring to go back’


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Good story, I wish the world could come to this realization.

Comment by weeklyharangue

[…] : on Uyghur Separatism and China’s cultural and political pogrom – Rachel Zeng’s Blog: Humanitarian aid to Gaza forcibly stopped, activists captured [Thanks Seelan] – Seelan Palay’s Blog: Al Jazeera: No welfare for Sri Lanka’s Tamils […]

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Yes. They ought to be tried together with China and Sri Lanka, amongst others.

Comment by ed

[…] : on Uyghur Separatism and China’s cultural and political pogrom – Rachel Zeng’s Blog: Humanitarian aid to Gaza forcibly stopped, activists captured [Thanks Seelan] – Seelan Palay’s Blog: Al Jazeera: No welfare for Sri Lanka’s Tamils […]

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