Wednesday, September 29, 2010

As Settlement Construction Begins Again, Israel Blocks Jewish Activists on Boat to Gaza

As Settlement Construction Begins Again in the West Bank, Israel Blocks Jewish Activists on Aid Boat Headed to Gaza:

"Israeli commandos have boarded and seized a Gaza-bound aid ship of Jewish activists just miles off the Gaza coast. The activists were attempting to deliver a symbolic load of medicine, a water-purifying kit and other humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The Jewish Boat to Gaza was the latest attempt to break the blockade since Israel’s deadly attack on an aid flotilla in May. In the West Bank, Jewish settlers resumed building settlements on Monday one day after Israel refused to extend its partial freeze on settlement expansion.

Fatima Mohammadi, Chicago-based attorney who was aboard the Mavi Marmara.

Gideon Levy, Israeli journalist and author. He’s written about life in the occupied Palestinian territories for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz for nearly three decades. His latest book is called The Punishment of Gaza.

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