Some people wonder why we put ourselves on boats and sail across the Mediterranean to Gaza. We face one of the most vicious armies in the world, armed with only our determination
By Greta Berlin 0f the Free Gaza Movement
On this, the second anniversary of Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza when 1,400 Palestinians were killed, we want you to know you are not forgotten.
If governments refuse to hold Israel accountable for its war crimes against a civilian population, we, in civil society will continue to sail again and again until Israel’s brutal siege is over. We will return in the spring.
Israeli attacks of the illegally occupied Gaza strip are nothing new. VT recommends Norman G. Finkelstein’s brilliant and powerful ‘This Time We Went Too Far,’ a shocking, rigorously researched book chronicling the “December 2008 Israeli invasion nightmare of unimaginable proportions” that left 1,400 Gazans killed, 6,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, and … in one of the world’s poorest areas … destruction and disruption of economic life … estimated at more than $3 billion.”
“Better than any other book, ‘This Time We Went Too Far’ shows how the massive destruction visited on Gaza was not an accidental byproduct of the Israeli invasion but its barely concealed objective.” — Raja Shehadeh, author, Palestinian Walks