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Israel stops another humanitarian ship headed for Gaza

June 6, 2010

(This action alert is from the End the Occupation Campaign.)

Yesterday we learned that the Israeli military has illegally boarded the MV Rachel Corrie, the final boat in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and has abducted the passengers of the boat.

Take action now by clicking here!

The MV Rachel Corrie is named in honor of the U.S. activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army operated Caterpillar bulldozer while she attempted to nonviolently protect a Palestinian home from demolition in the Gaza Strip.

Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, have called for a full investigation of the attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the unimpeded entry into the Gaza Strip of the ship named after their daughter.

Take action to honor Rachel Corrie by emailing the White House and Congress calling for a full investigation of these attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, the release of all passengers and supplies, and an end to the siege of the Gaza Strip.

You can also click here to download a template letter that you can give to your Member of Congress demanding an investigation into violations of the Arms Export Control Act; and click here to find an emergency rally or protest near you. (There is a protest scheduled for Monday, June 7 at 5pm in front of the Federal Building in Grand Rapids.)

There’s another way to honor Rachel’s memory as well. The student body of her alma mater, Evergreen College, voted this past week to divest from Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, and to establish a “Caterpillar free” campus. Support the students and their divestment efforts by clicking here, and find out more about the campaign against Caterpillar and other boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) by clicking here.

You can also find resources for protests and media action on our Gaza Freedom Flotilla web section.

Protests continue across the United States–join one near you, or organize your own using our Gaza Freedom Flotilla resources and register your action with the Gaza Freedom March website.

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