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While the Flotilla Didn’t Make it to Gaza, Israel Didn’t Win


#1

While the Flotilla Didn’t Make it to Gaza, Israel Didn’t Win

Medea Benjamin

Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne in the early hours of June 29 to prevent it from landing in Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of Gaza, were taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and the non-Israelis will be deported from Ben Gurion Airport.


#2

I've no doubt that our falasha prez will be on the phone to give Bibi a good dressing-down.


#3

I'm sure you're right.


#7

Look closely at the video, the man who got tasered wasn't just screaming, he was punching the Israeli officer & then got tasered. Anyone who tries punching a policeman in any country will be lucky if they are only tasered.


#8

Looney tunes!


#9

But it wasn't "in any country", was it. It was in international waters. The "Israeli officer" was committing criminal trespass and, I believe, piracy.


#10

Blockade runners can legally be stopped on the open seas and even the UN Palmer Report noted that this is a legal blockade.