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July 1, 2009

2009.07.01: Gaza Relief Events Today and Friday

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 10:26 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:26 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Gaza Relief Events Today and Friday
Today: 4-6 p.m.: Emergency Demonstration Against Israeli Piracy & Kidnapping

Gaza SiegeMcKinney

Former U.S. Congress Member Cynthia McKinney and other human rights activists aboard the Spirit of Humanity remain in Israeli custody

Story blacked out by most U.S. media. Other reports:

Against Israeli Piracy & Kidnapping
Free Cynthia McKinney and all kidnapped human rights workers!

Join Councilmember Charles Barron and others


at the

800 Second Avenue
(Second Avenue @ 43rd St.)

Last night, Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

The seizure of humanitarian supplies and abduction of human rights workers is an act of piracy, a crime under international law. When the boat was attacked, it was not in Israeli waters and was on a human rights mission to Gaza. Israel’s deliberate and premeditated attack on an unarmed boat in international waters is a clear violation of international law. Join us tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm at the Israeli Mission to demand an immediate and unconditional release of the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, all 21 human rights workers, and the humanitarian supplies.

According to an International Committee of the Red Cross report released yesterday, the Palestinians living in Gaza are “trapped in despair.” Thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed earlier during Israel’s December/January massacre are still without shelter despite pledges of almost $4.5 billion in aid, because Israel refuses to allow cement and other building material into the Gaza Strip. The report also notes that hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of their patients due to Israel’s disruption of medical supplies.

Let the Humanitarian Aid through!
Free Cynthia McKinney and all kidnapped human rights workers!
Stop the blockade of Gaza!

Friday, 6 p.m.: Medical Aid Convoy to Gaza Sendoff Rally

Sendoff rally

Medical Aid Convoy to Gaza Sendoff Rally

When: 6 pm Friday, July 3, 2009

Where: House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Bond and Nevins Sts)


George Galloway, MP
Rev. Herbert Daughtry
City Councilperson Charles Barron
Cynthia McKinney
Ron Kovic

The next day, July 4th, hundreds of people from across the United States will depart New York for Egypt, where they will load trucks with millions of dollars worth of medical supplies and drive it to the besieged people of Gaza. While our government arms the Israeli war machine with weapons of mass destruction to murder the people of Palestine, we will bring humanitarian aid and a challenge to U.S. support for war, blockade and occupation.

For more info please contact Al-Awda at or (718) 228-8636

See also:
Labor for Palestine Supports Viva Palestina USA

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