Friday, June 04, 2010

MV Rachel Corrie headed for Gaza

Another humanitarian effort, as reported by CNN is on it's way to the Gaza. While Israel has tried to state that the blockade is to prevent weapons, it's very clear there are no weapons being sent by those trying to help.

Unless of course the Israelis believe that Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire and Former Assistant U.N. Secretary-General Denis Halliday would be involved in weapon smuggling. They have refused offers to offload their donations. Which makes sense since there is no guarantee Israel would ensure the materials made it to Gaza and if such offloading worked? There would be no need for people willing to risk their lives for items such as:

...550 tons of cement to help rebuild schools, homes and other buildings destroyed in Gaza.

Maguire said the ship is also carrying "tons" of writing materials donated by Norway, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment -- including wheelchairs donated by Scotland -- and toys.

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