October 28, 2016 vfpvc

Interview with Ann Wright

A flotilla bound for Gaza carrying food, medicine and other humanitarian aid was intercepted and seized last week by the Israeli Navy. The Women’s Boat to Gaza had set sail from the Spanish port city of Barcelona in mid-September in efforts to break the ongoing Israeli blockade. Organizers say the Israeli military seized the boat and detained the 13 human rights activists aboard in international waters about 40 miles away from Gaza’s shore. The Israeli military towed the boat to the Israeli port of Ashdod and detained the women for up to four days before deporting them. We speak to passenger Ann Wright, retired Army colonel and former U.S. diplomat.

Read Transcript: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/12/womens_boat_to_gaza_13_activists

Ann Wright’s recent article: http://www.alternet.org/world/israel-imposed-darkness-gaza

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