Peace Vigil In Solidarity With Aid Flotilla Attacked & Abducted By Israel
Wed., June 16, 2010
7th St & Hawthorne Ln
Sponsored by: CODEPINK Charlotte; Action Center For Justice; Al-Awda Charlotte; Students For A Democratic Society - UNCC; Movement For A Democratic Society - Charlotte; ISO Charlotte; & others.
The Free Gaza Flotilla, comprised of 6 ships bringing emergency supplies to the Palestinians held under Israeli siege in Gaza , was attacked in international waters by 14 Israeli ships, helicopters and masked Israeli commandos.
Sara Flounders, Co-Director of International Action Center, said this attack and the brutal starvation siege of Gaza would not have been possible without the billions of dollars in international aid that Washington gives to Israel every year for more than 60 years. This latest massacre is an act of international piracy. We must reinforce the efforts to Boycott, Divest and Sanction this racist regime and demand an end to all U.S. aid to Israel .
AlAwda NYC points out that live footage from one of the boats reveals the Israeli soldiers were heavily masked and carrying live ammunition which they used on the unarmed passengers. None of the passengers or activists were armed. Israel has continuously seized and refused to release emergency aid supplies to the besieged people of Gaza.