Monday, July 27, 2009

Huwaida Arraf: "Free Gaza--and Palestine "

US Campaign Advisory Board member Huwaida Arraf writes in The Nation about her experience with the Free Gaza Movement and the attempt to sail into the Gaza Strip on the Spirit of Humanity--an attempt that was blocked by the Israeli military:
"My colleagues and I invested time and energy in this difficult journey and put our lives at risk because for too long the international community has been complicit in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people. For too long, diplomats and world leaders have paid lip service to Palestinian human rights. For too long, the Palestinian people have been told to wait--wait in the checkpoint line, wait on the peace process, wait to have your rights recognized, wait for freedom"
To read the full article, click here.