Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

PAY ATTENTION to the Freedom Flotilla

This is a news story you need to keep your ears open for. FYI, that means that you'll have to read something other than CNN to stay updated. The mainstream media (MSM) won't write about this story much, but it's one of the craziest things that Israel is doing, which is really saying something.

Israel will prevent ships, carrying humanitarian and rebuilding supplies, from reaching Gaza. Did you catch that? Israel will prevent ships, carrying humanitarian and rebuilding supplies, from reaching Gaza.

There are 20 million euros worth of supplies on the ships. Not weapons, but food, cement, wood, and toys.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the groups sending supplies and support are “less interested in bringing help, than with advancing their radical agenda, which plays into the hands of Hamas.” Humanitarian aid is a radical agenda of sorts...I guess.

The ships are currently in the open waters, moving towards Gaza. I will keep you updated, if you fail to do so yourself.

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