Sunday, May 30, 2010

CNN repeated a claim made by Michael Dixon (head of the pro-Israel advocacy group Stand With Us) that the Free Gaza Flotilla refused to carry a letter to POW Gilad Shalit from his father. Free Gaza vehemently denies this claim on their website. Shalit has been incarcerated in Gaza for 3 years, ever since the escalation at the onset of Israel's 2006 war with Hezbollah that displaced a million Lebanese and 350,000-500,000 Israeli's although the latter mostly had homes to return to and killed 1,191 Lebanese civilians compared to 44 Israeli civilians. Four UN officials were killed by an Israeli bunker buster despite persistent pleas via radio for mercy. Kofi Annan famously described the attack as "apparently deliberate".

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