For the second time in three months, a boat sponsored by the Free Gaza Movement has succeeded in landing in Gaza and breaking Israel’s siege of that Palestinian enclave:
The Free Gaza Movement is delighted to announce that their third boat, the SS Dignity carrying 27 crew and passengers arrived in Gaza at 8:10 Gaza time, in spite of Israeli threats to stop them…
The right-wing Jerusalem Post reported with utter certainty that the ship would be stopped. Anonymous sources in the Israeli defense ministry threatened to board the ship and prevent it from reaching Gaza. I wonder what Herb Keinon is saying right about now? Thank God, just as cooler heads prevailed last time so they prevailed again this time.
Among those who sailed this time were noted Palestinian non-violence proponent, Mustafa Barghouti, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead McGuire, and Balad Party MK Jamal Zahalka. Mazel tov to them all on a job well done.