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On fateful 26th of September Jewish boat starts sailing to Gaza

The Jewish Peace Boat, sailing today, Sept. 26, from Cyprus in the direction of Gaza, is a reminder of the isolation which we in Israel bring upon ourselves. A country bound upon conquest and occupation, whose government is hostage to extremist settlers, is increasingly losing also the support of world Jewry.

Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace Bloc, applauds the courage of the Jewish peace activists who confront us with this reality, and who work to end the siege of Gaza and secure for its citizens the natural right to come and go, like everyone elsewhere in the world.

A sane Israeli government would allow the boat to get to its destination without hinderance. Nobody could possibly argue that the arrival of ten peace activists in Gaza could in any way endanger Israel's security.

Contact: Adam Keller, Gush Shalom Spokesperson, 054-2340749