Israel Threatens to Stop Aid

Israel Threatens to Stop Humanitarian Aid
Boats Sailing to Gaza “At Any Price”
Since 2005, Israel has blockaded the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. Basic goods are not
allowed in, and those goods permitted are subject to long and unpredictable delays. The blockade has
dramatically increased malnutrition and economically devastated Gaza, producing a man-made
humanitarian disaster. It has prevented any rebuilding since Israel?s 2009 attack on Gaza that left 1,400
dead and many thousands more wounded and homeless.
This week, eight sea vessels carrying thousands of tons of medical equipment, construction material,
and humanitarian aid with over 600 civilian passengers set sail to break Israel?s illegal siege. Previous
attempts to sail to Gaza have been stopped by the Israeli navy, which has fired on and rammed civilian
boats and seized American and international citizens on open waters, an act of piracy.
SUPPORT THE FREEDOM FLOTILLA
Tell Israel: Hands Off Humanitarian Aid!
Contact your political representatives: http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/flotilla.aspx
Boycott Israeli goods: www.pacbi.org
For More Info: www.freegaza.org and www.witnessgaza.com
Israel Threatens to Stop Humanitarian Aid
Boats Sailing to Gaza “At Any Price”
Since 2005, Israel has blockaded the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. Basic goods are not
allowed in, and those goods permitted are subject to long and unpredictable delays. The blockade has
dramatically increased malnutrition and economically devastated Gaza, producing a man-made
humanitarian disaster. It has prevented any rebuilding since Israel?s 2009 attack on Gaza that left 1,400
dead and many thousands more wounded and homeless.
This week, eight sea vessels carrying thousands of tons of medical equipment, construction
material, and humanitarian aid with over 600 civilian passengers set sail to break Israel?s
illegal siege. Previous attempts to sail to Gaza have been stopped by the Israeli navy, which
has fired on and rammed civilian boats and seized American and international citizens on
open waters, an act of piracy.
SUPPORT THE FREEDOM FLOTILLA
Tell Israel: Hands Off Humanitarian Aid!
Contact your political representatives: http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/
flotilla.aspx
Boycott Israeli goods: www.pacbi.org
For More Info: www.freegaza.org and www.witnessgaza.com

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