Palestine and Human Rights

Published on May 10, 2014 by

On December 30, 2008, Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney was aboard the ship Dignity as it attempted to enter the Gaza Strip. The Israel Navy opened fire then rammed the ship, which was forced to dock in Lebanon after taking on water. Israel officials claimed that the collision was accidental! On June 30, 2009, McKinney was aboard the Greek-flagged Free Gaza Movement’s ship Spirit of Humanity carrying 21 activists including Dr David Halpin and Irish peace activist Mairead McGuire, medical supplies, a symbolic bag of cement, olive trees and toys, when it was seized by the Israeli Navy 18 mi (29 km) off the Gaza coast.McKinney was held at the Givon immigration detention centre in Ramle, until she was released on July 5. On July 7, 2009, McKinney was deported to the United States. The silence from President Barak Obama was deafening!

Filmed at The Alternative View 3 Event in Bristol – November 2009

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