Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Canadian Boat to Gaza attacked

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For Immediate Release

uruknet.info, July 19, 2011– 4:30AM EDT

Dignité attacked: one Canadian on board Gaza-bound French boat

Orga­niz­ers of the Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, lost contact with the French flagged boat Dignité from the Freedom Flotilla II, at 10:10AM local time when the boat was in inter­na­tional waters north of Arish, Egypt, and are deeply concerned for those aboard, given the like­li­hood the vessel has been boarded by the Israeli Navy. The Dignity had managed to get out of Greek ter­ri­to­r­ial waters and was sailing towards Gaza. The Israeli navy recently threat­ened to intercept any ships heading to Gaza.

“We are calling on sup­port­ers across Canada to mobilize against what looks like an Israeli attack on or inter­cep­tion of the Dignité,” says David Heap, who was on board the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, when it was prevented from sailing to Gaza by the Greek coast guard. “We condemn Israel’s actions to impede ships in inter­na­tional waters and its illegal blockade of Gaza.”

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