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Oct 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM Hamilton Declaration 7875
Oct 08, 2007 at 12:00 AM Closing NGOs undermining Abu Mazen government 6302
Jul 03, 2007 at 02:12 PM Mairead Corrigan Maguire's Address to EU Parliament 5662
Mar 02, 2006 at 12:00 AM Middle East Democracy - The Hamas Factor 6047
Feb 28, 2006 at 12:00 AM On Hamas Victory 5823
Feb 16, 2006 at 12:00 AM Statement on the results of the Palestinian Election 5219
Feb 16, 2006 at 12:00 AM Respect of Election Results is the Only Way Forward 5771
Feb 14, 2006 at 12:00 AM U.S. and Israelis Are Said to Talk of Hamas Ouster 6905
Feb 14, 2006 at 12:00 AM Hamas to give up arms if Israel leaves West Bank 7222
Feb 10, 2006 at 12:00 AM CNI Calls on U.S. to Deal With New Democratic Forces in Middle East 6633
Feb 10, 2006 at 12:00 AM Democracy and Violence 7184
Feb 08, 2006 at 12:00 AM Letter from the World Council of Churches to "The Quartet" 6796
Feb 08, 2006 at 12:00 AM Why Hamas won and what the victory means for Palestinians 7195
Feb 07, 2006 at 12:00 AM Why Hamas Won 8258
Feb 05, 2006 at 12:00 AM Hamas: A Discussion 8709
Feb 02, 2006 at 12:00 AM In the Footsteps of Arafat - An Interview with Hamas' Ismail Haniya 8473
Jan 31, 2006 at 12:00 AM The End of a Political Fiction? 7863
Jan 31, 2006 at 12:00 AM Hamas Statement 7644
Jan 30, 2006 at 12:00 AM The reality of democracy 8544
Jan 28, 2006 at 12:00 AM The Problem with Democracy 8490
Jan 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM Barghouthi: Israel no longer only democracy in Middle East 7887
Jan 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM Sharon's Last Victory 7808
Jan 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM The Palestinians' democratic choice must be respected 8336
Jan 13, 2006 at 12:00 AM The Hamas Election Victory 7903
Aug 21, 2005 at 12:00 AM The New Hamas: Between Resistance and Participations 8326
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Women's Boat to Gaza Captured

Zaytouna-Oliva Women Deported
Details Emerge about the Capture

Messina, Italy:  All 13 of the women on the Women’s Boat to Gaza are currently in the process of deportation after being captured by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and detained in a prison at Ashdod. Wendy Goldsmith, a member of the land team working to secure the release of the women stated that, “the deportation was much quicker than in prior flotillas. While we had a great legal team assisting the women, we suspect that the reason for the quick release was because of all the negative media attention Israel has been receiving for its illegal interception.”

According to early reports from the women released, the Zaytouna-Oliva was surrounded by two warships along with four to five smaller naval boats. The IDF gave warning to the Zaytouna-Oliva to stop their course towards Gaza. When the warning was refused, at least 7 IDF members, both male and female, boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva and commandeered the sailboat. This happened in international waters.

In the course of their capture, the women persisted in telling the IDF that Israel’s interception of their boat was illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel. 

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