02/07/2011

Libyan, Greek, Turkish, U.S., Irish ships with aid for Gaza: blocked

Libyan Gaza ship.jpg

Libyan aid ship for Gaza was blocked... 
On 4 July 2010, an aid group in Egypt unloaded 2,000 tons of aid supplies from the Libyan ship Amalthea. The Tripoli-based Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation had wanted the ship to take the supplies directly to Gaza but Israeli missile ships had been shadowing the Amalthea to ensure that it would not reach Gaza. U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley urged Libya 'to avoid confrontation and allow the Israelis to inspect the vessel'.

But the memory is short and a lot of activists were useful idiots during the campaign for the bombing of Libya. They cried for 'Democracy' and 'Freedom'.

Today all the ships with aid for Gaza are blocked by the Israeli government and the U.S. State Department.

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U.S. Boat to Gaza Stopped From Sailing 

Dear J,

A few hours ago, we found out from activists in our member group U.S. Boat to Gaza that the Greek coast guard has prevented the U.S.-flagged ship The Audacity of Hope from sailing to the Israeli-occupied and -blockaded Palestinian Gaza Strip as part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla II--"Stay Human."

Currently, the ship is returning to port and we need your help today and throughout this holiday weekend to put pressure on Greece and the United States to allow the U.S. Boat to Gaza to sail and fulfill its mission of delivering thousands of letters of solidarity from the United States to the people of Gaza. 

Demand that the United States stop threatening U.S. citizens acting peacefully to break Israel's illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza that their actions "could violate U.S. civil and criminal statutes and could lead to fines and incarceration." 

Demand that the United States ensures safe passage for the flotilla and that it ends U.S. support for Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.

1. Contact the Greek Embassy in Washington: 202-939-1300 (tel.) or 202-939-1324 (fax).

2. Call the State Department: 202-647-6575.

3. Take to the streets this holiday weekend to be visible and to educate our fellow citizens that as we celebrate our freedom, the United States is supporting Israel in denying freedom to Palestinians. 

Photo: The Libyan Aid ship Amalthea that was blocked by the Israeli government and that arrived after a lot of problems, and via a stop in Greece, in an Egyptian port.