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This ship has sailed

June 29, 2009

Twelve hours ago Free Gaza’s Spirit set sail from Larnaca, despite being held up for days by the Cypriot government. Even though the ship will not cross colonial waters, it is a matter of time before they are stopped, attacked or detained by Israel, who must defend its forced low-calorie ‘diet’ for Gazans at all cost.

‘Over 2,400 homes were destroyed in Gaza during the Israeli massacre in December/January, 490 of them by F-16 airstrikes, as well as 30 mosques, 29 educational institutions, 29 medical centers, 10 charitable organizations, and 5 cement factories.

‘Each kit carries a small amount of supplies for a single family, representing sectors of civil society currently being blockaded by Israel: Agriculture, Building & Reconstruction, Education, Electricity, Health, and Water & Sanitation. Although over 4 billion dollars in aid was promised to Gaza in the aftermath of the Israeli onslaught, little humanitarian aid and no reconstruction supplies have been allowed in.’ (photo from Free Gaza)

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