Friday, January 02, 2009

Israeli's Ram Aid Boat

CNN -- An Israeli patrol boat struck a boat carrying medical volunteers and supplies to Gaza early Tuesday as it attempted to intercept the vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, witnesses and Israeli officials said. CNN correspondent Karl Penhaul was aboard the 60-foot pleasure boat Dignity when the contact occurred. When the boat later docked in the Lebanese port city of Tyre, severe damage was visible to the forward port side of the boat, and the front left window and part of the roof had collapsed. It was flying the flag of Gibraltar.

The Dignity was carrying crew and 16 passengers -- physicians from Britain, Germany and Cyprus and human rights activists from the Free Gaza Solidarity Movement -- who were trying to reach Gaza through an Israeli blockade of the territory.

Also on board was former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney.
Israel has denied the report and changed their story about the attack three times to date.

For a little backstory on what's been going on in Gaza vs. Israel/Godzilla, read "The gift that keeps on giving" and "viciously stupid Israel."

10 comments:

MarcLord said...

Hey thanks!

Too bad there are stories like this to post. The bright side is that Israel is fucking up their genocide, and haven't learned better from us.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

The situation there upsets me so. Been to Israel. Spent time in East Jerusalem and have been to Gaza. Both Israelis and Palestinians must have a homeland. I hope Israel improves their grade this year in the "works and plays well with other" category.

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MarcLord said...

Boy, it's sure great how the media really jumped on this story and kept it going, huh?

Even so, Israel is losing the PR battle badly.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

True enough but bad PR aside, Israel bullying is unnecessary. It's behavior reminds me of a kid who picks fights and then expects his big brother to step in. I hope for Peace and it can't come soon enough.

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Y'all remember the USS Liberty? We didn't get the whole story on THAT.

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