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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:37 AM
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Israeli Police Block Aid Boat Bound for Blockaded Gaza

"Israeli Arab parliamentarians and activists planned to sail to Gaza to bring in aid supplies, but were blocked by police. The boat's owner was contacted by police officers who warned him that sailing to Gaza would be a violation of Israeli law.

Israelis are not allowed to enter Gaza, which is ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas, because of security concerns. Police also intercepted a truckload of goods bound for the boat.

Dozens of Israeli Arabs had planned to sail on the boat with food, medicine, toys and sweets for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha - the Feast of the Sacrifice.

One of the passengers, Israeli Arab legislator Ahmed Tibi said it was a humanitarian mission.

Tibi told Israel Radio that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is illegal and inhuman, and Palestinians there have the right to live a normal life."

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