Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Why we sailed to Gaza

I was a passenger on the first effort to break the Gaza blockade. Our mission was to show that normal people cared

Lauren Booth, Wednesday 2 June 2010

"Since the military attack on a fleet of civilian ships in international waters, Israel's well oiled spin machine has imposed a total news blackout about the survivors, taking their phones and denying them access to consular representation. The void has instead been filled with disinformation about the passengers on board the Mavi Marmara ferry. For those of us with colleagues and loved ones of whom we still have no clear news, such lies only exacerbate our anxiety and fury. So, before I have to read another weasel word from politicians about inquiries into the motives of the flotilla, let me shed some light on the kind of people either hospitalised or being illegally held in prisons in the south of the country.....

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