Rep. Cynthia McKinney on Rammed Vessel bringing Supplies to GAZA

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Gaza Relief Boat Attacked By Israeli Military


Last night, Politisite learned through Shortwave transmissions that a Vessel was rammed by a Israeli Patrol.  Later it was learned through, Free Gaza, that the Vessel was the Dignity which had 16 passengers where trying to get supplies to Gaza.  One of the passengers was  former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney who had related to reporters that she was going to be on a ship to provide releif to Gaza.  There is video available as McKinney also had a CNN and Al Jeezera Camera crew with her.

The radio transmissions were from an Israeli Patrol boat who related to the Dignaty that it was engagiung in Terroist activites and was ordered to turn away.  

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An Israeli patrol boat struck a boat carrying medical volunteers and supplies to Gaza early Tuesday as it attempted to intercept the vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, witnesses and Israeli officials said.

CNN correspondent Karl Penhaul was aboard the 60-foot pleasure boat Dignity when the contact occurred. When the boat later docked in the Lebanese port city of Tyre, severe damage was visible to the forward port side of the boat, and the front left window and part of the roof had collapsed. It was flying the flag of Gibralter.

The Dignity was carrying crew and 16 passengers — physicians from Britain, Germany and Cyprus and human rights activists, including former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney — who were trying to reach Gaza through an Israeli blockade of the territory.

The captain of the Dignity said the Israelis broadcast a radio message accusing the vessel of being involved in terrorist activity. But Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor denied that and said the radio message simply warned the vessel not to proceed to Gaza because it is a closed military area.

Palmor said there was no response to the radio message, and the vessel then tried to out-maneuver the Israeli patrol boat, leading to the collision. Video Watch Penhaul describe the boat damage »

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