Monday, December 29, 2008

Humanitarian Relief Ship Attacked By Israelis

Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is onboard.

Israeli Navy Attacking Civilian Mercy Ship

"The Dignity, a Free Gaza boat on a mission of mercy to besieged Gaza, is being attacked by the Israeli Navy in international waters. The Dignity has been surrounded by at least half-a-dozen Israeli warships. They are firing live ammunition around the Dignity, and one of the warships has rammed the civilian craft causing an unknown amount of damage. Contrary to international maritime law, the Israelis are actively preventing the Dignity from approaching Gaza or finding safe haven in either Egypt or Lebanon. Instead, the Israeli navy is demanding that the Dignity return to Cyprus - despite the fact that the ship does not carry enough fuel to do so. Fortunately, no one aboard the ship has yet been seriously injured.

There are 15 civilian passengers representing 11 different countries. At approximately 5am (UST), well out in international waters, Israeli warships began surrounding the Dignity, threatening the ship. At 6:45am (UST) we were able to establish brief contact with the crew and were told that the ship had been rammed by the Israeli Navy in international waters, and that the Israelis were preventing the ship from finding safe harbor. We heard heavy gunfire in the background before all contact was lost with the Dignity."


Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Why? Fuck, just why the fuck are WE THE FUCKING PEOPLE allowing this shit?
Oh that's right.

30/12/08 4:26 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

This crap is happening over and over again non stop. The fact that a congressperson was in danger made no difference at all to either the Bush mob or Obama. Not a peep. Shows the world exactly where this government stands, with the ziofascists squeezing it's balls.

31/12/08 2:59 PM  

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