[ updated JUNE 8]
The military seized the 1,200-tonne humanitarian vessel at sea close to the Gaza shore. No resistance was encountered and the aid workers were taken to a detention centre near Tel Aviv last night.
The day the world became Gaza
By Ali Abunimah
Since Israel’s invasion and massacre of over 1,400 people in Gaza 18 months ago, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, global civil society movements have stepped up their campaigns for justice and solidarity with Palestinians.
Governments, by contrast, carried on with business as usual, maintaining a complicit silence.
Israel’s lethal attack on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza may change that, spurring governments to follow the lead of their people and take unprecedented action to check Israel’s growing lawlessness…. (more)