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Jun 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM
  • Tuesday, 26 at 6pm
  • Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine
  • 2616 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6.

This is a fundraiser to help indigenous activist Larry Commodore from the Soowahlie, Ts'elxweyeqw Tribe, Sto:lo Nation join the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. Please join us for an evening of food, conversation, and music in a good cause! Tickets: $50 each. Contact Marty Roth via FB to reserve your place. Or e-mail him at Marty Roth <rothx002@umn.edu>. Co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver, Canada Palestine Association.

Reserve early -- there are only 60 seats!

If you can't attend, please consider donating to Canadian Boat to Gaza: http://canadaboatgaza.org/
Freedom Flotilla: https://freedomflotilla.org/

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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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