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The Circus Is In Town

The Free Gaza ship of fools and tools has reached Gaza, despite previous Israeli threats to stop them.

A boat loaded with international protesters has arrived in the Gaza Strip to bring attention to Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory.

The 27 passengers, coming together from 13 different countries include Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead McGuire, Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti, and Israeli leftist Gideon Spiro. Israeli MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) who was reportedly supposed to join the voyage, was not present on the boat.

They are scheduled to remain in Gaza for four days.

The boat chartered by the US-based Free Gaza group sailed from the nearby island of Cyprus on Tuesday and arrived in Gaza in pouring rain early Wednesday. Israel said it would block the boat, but navy ships did not interfere.

Angela Godfrey Goldstein of the Free Gaza group told Ynet, “We are very pleased, and I believe people in Gaza are pleased as well and hope that Gaza’s sea border remains open from now on.”

Godfrey Goldstein said the passengers on the boat were surprised to find no resistance by the Israeli Navy and were able to anchor without any problems.

“I think the navy understands very well that they are not operating in Israel’s territorial water, and therefore cannot get involved,” Godfrey Goldstein said.

Whether or not this was the reason, or that the Israeli government changed its mind, I am not sure. But whatever it was, I sincerely hope the government now takes the advice I meted out yesterday, and demonstrates what this bunch of nitwits is really all about.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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