- Freedom Flotilla 2 faces threats, intimidation and now actual sabotage of its boats as it prepares to sail to Gaza with humanitarian aid.
- Foreign Press Assoc. calls on Israel to withdraw its threat of a 10 year ban against journalists on board the flotilla.
- New statement by the Free Gaza Team, one of the organizers of the flotilla, says “Gaza, we are coming”.
- Four years after being ordered to do so by the Israeli Supreme Court, Israeli army finally starts to reroute a section of the separation barrier near Bilin.
A live interview from Athens with Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers of Freedom Flotilla 2 and the chair of the Free Gaza movement. Huwaida updated us on the various tactics that the Israeli government was using to try and stop the Flotilla, and also discussed the complicity of many Western governments in launching campaigns against the Flotilla’s objectives. There was discussion of the illegality of the Israeli blockade on Gaza, something confirmed by the UN, and how it represents collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population. She concluded by calling on listeners to support the struggle for Palestinian rights in any way they can, materially and politically, and to stay posted to the various websites for the Flotilla (www.freegaza.org and www.tahrir.ca).
Focus on Zionism:
Due to the length and importance of the interview, Focus was postponed for this show.
Here is an audio file of this show: