“When they boarded the boat we had our faces slammed against the floor, we’re fine.” Adie, kidnapped passenger from SPIRIT Free Gaza Ship

July 4, 2009

The capture of the Free Gaza Ship ‘Spirit’ and the detention, intimidation and violence crew and team members have been subjected to by Israeli authorities – remains a cause for concern. 

Find regular updates on the Free Gaza website here. There’s a map on which the ship’s GPS coordinates are placed which tracks the location of the ship at any given time. Crew members also put updates on Twitter when they can – to see these click here.

There’s also an important message from the crew of ‘Spirit’ : Letter from an Israeli Jail. Here is an extract:

“With respect – we are not the story…Since its founding in 1948 the State of Israel has regularly kidnapped and tortured Palestinians, throwing them into forgotten prisons where they can languish for years. Today, over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners without benefit of due process, some never even charged – men, women, and children – endure torture and isolation in Israeli jails, outdoor prison camps, and secret black sites. They come from all walks of life: doctors, journalists, parliamentarians, workers, resistance fighters, homemakers, students and others. They are our sisters and brothers.

The 21 passengers aboard the Spirit of Humanity have been illegally incarcerated for their solidarity work with Palestine. 11,000 other members of our common human family are already imprisoned simply for being Palestinian…”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s