Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flotilla passengers

This post on Daily Kos seems to gather together the accounts of several of the Flotilla passengers who were released. I mean, if one of the Israeli parliament members says that the ships were fired on before the soldiers boarded, how can Israel seriously keep up their self-defense claim?

But that's apparently only 50 passengers who were released. It seems that the rest refused to be deported and are still being detained in Israel. I don't know what's going to happen to them, or to the Irish ship that also plans to come and deliver humanitarian aid.

My local TV news stations are still ignoring this story even though the holiday's over; it's bizarre how the only national story they're covering is the BP spill, and they apparently feature no international stories except Fergie talking on Oprah's show. :eyeroll: I did see a snippet of the BBC World News report (on the PBS station) that showed Hillary Clinton speaking about it, though.

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