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#1 Israel navy intercepts boat with ex-U.S. Rep. McKinney07-01-2009, 08:24 AM
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The Israeli navy took control of a boat that violated an Israeli blockade and crossed into Gazan waters Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said, while a Gaza group said the ship was carrying humanitarian aid, a former U.S. congresswoman and a Nobel laureate.
The boat's crew included former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, according to the Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group that sent the boat it calls "Spirit of Humanity" from Cyprus.
Along with McKinney, who served six terms in the House of Representatives from Georgia and was the Green Party's presidential nominee in 2008, Israeli authorities took 20 people into custody, the group said.
Also aboard, the group said, was Mairead Maguire, who co-founded a group that worked for peace in Northern Ireland. Maguire and co-founder Betty Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for their work.
May the FORCE be with you!
07-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Naw, I bet even gator gives the IDF kudos for this one! :DMay the FORCE be with you!
07-01-2009, 09:30 PM
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Cynthia McKinney and Gaza reminds me of a dog that chases cars.....i.e...if the dog caught one what would it do with it?
Same with McKinney and Gaza....some photo ops and then Palestinians would figure out how useless she really is to their cause.Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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