Early Monday morning, at 4:30 AM local time, commandos from an Israeli military helicopter assaulted the lead ship of the Gaza Freedom flotilla while it was still in international waters. Soldiers droped from the air in full combat mode and fired live ammunition at the unarmed activists—killing somewhere between ten and twenty people and wounding dozens.If you have a TV, I suppose you knew this already. Here are the information and action sites she linked to:
Israel has captured the ships, forced them into harbor at Ashdod in Israel, arrested the activists and embargoed the media. They have not released the names of the dead.
- Website of the Free Gaza flotilla
- Video and breaking news
- What to do, who to call and a template letter to send
I am sending this:
Can you stand up for what is right? Israel gets so much of its military money from the U.S. Now they've killed unarmed civilians in international waters.
I don't know how you sleep at night, with your decisions in Afghanistan. Now there is this, too.
I voted for a person I thought understood right and wrong.
Please do what is right.