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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 02:41 PM
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Canadian Who Tried Breaching Gaza Blockade Was Beaten By Troops: Organizers
Organizers in Ottawa and Montreal expressed outrage at Israel on Saturday, saying activists on a Canadian ship trying to breach the naval blockade of Gaza were beaten by troops who intercepted the vessel.

Israel has said no one was hurt in its takeover of the Canadian-owned Tahrir and an Irish vessel Friday, but organizers for the group Canadian Boat to Gaza claimed otherwise.

The latest we do know is that people are still being held and at least some were beaten when they refused to voluntarily leave the ship, spokesman Dylan Penner said in an interview, adding that his group got the information from an official at the Canadian consulate in Tel Aviv.

We're calling for their immediate release.

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teddy51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 02:48 PM
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1. I would love to see someone lay a major licking on this military. So sick
of Netanyehu just doing what he wants and getting away with it.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 03:02 PM
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2. Didn't get the concept of "blockade"?
Yeah, it's crappy to beat someone up who has already lost.

But how invincibly stupid to keep relying on the decency and kindness of Israelis while endlessly demonizing them. How shocking to see them react like people exhausted by 60 years of PTSD.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 03:55 PM
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3. Yes they get it. They get that it's illegal, immoral, and causing needless suffering.
The liberal Jew looks at the Holocaust and says "never again."

The conservative Jew looks at the Holocaust and says "never again to us."

The conservatives run Israel. They're as representative there as Bush was here, and as well-behaved.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 04:05 PM
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4. You think this action is similar to the Holocaust?
If not, what is the purpose of your comparison?
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:31 PM
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5. What a totally offensive post nt
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 08:48 PM
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6. No,it's legal,moral and not causing any suffering.
It's a blockage,for crying out loud. The UN agrees it's legal.
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:52 PM
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7. Riiight. From supporters of a flotilla that had no humanitarian cargo onboard. Sure. NT
Edited on Sat Nov-05-11 09:55 PM by shira
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:36 PM
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8. There was no violence during the boarding and the activists offered no resistance
The activists on the Canadian and Irish vessels are expected to arrive at Ashdod at 7 p.m. local time today and will be sent to an Israeli prison before being seen by consular staff, Medea Benjamin, one of the flotilla organizers, told reporters in a teleconference. There was no violence during the boarding and the activists offered no resistance, she said.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/11/05/bloomberg_articlesLU597Z6JTSEA.DTL#ixzz1ctf1QCuG
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:34 AM
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9. They probably just dissapointed
That no one was hurt.

Already it is no longer on page 5 of any Canadian newspaper.
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