Israeli Navy Surrounds Free Gaza Ship With Cynthia McKinney On Board
Breaking news is coming in regularly from www.freegaza.org, and at this time it appears that the ship Spirit of Humanity, carrying Cynthia McKinney and tons of humanitarian supplies destined for Gaza has been intercepted by the Israeli Navy. The Israeli’s are jamming the Spirit’s radar, GPS and navigation systems, forcing it to navigate by old fashioned compass. Apparently the Israelis are threatening the Spirit if they don’t turn back from Gaza, and reports are vague about where the ships currently are.
The Spirit of Humanity left Cyprus earlier today (Monday) with fewer passengers and were reportedly engaged and threatened by the Israeli naval vessels at 1:40 a.m. local time.
Cynthia McKinney reportedly said to supporters: “”I am extremely angry. We demand that the Israeli government call off their attack dogs. We are unarmed civilians aboard an unarmed boat delivering medical and reconstruction aid to other human beings in Gaza. Why in God’s name would Israel want to attack us and threaten our safety and welfare. I call on President Obama and the international community to intervene now to prevent this situation from escalating with potentially drastic results to the civilians on board.”