Wednesday, October 29, 2008

#2 from Leila, fishermen & my comrades quite literally in the shit

Shooting and water canon has continued daily, but now the Israeli gunboats have
added a new tactic: they've added the contents of their boats' toilet systems
to the water canons.

Vik was out on a 24 hour fishing shift which involved a variety of attacks
including this, which happened at 4 miles out from the Gaza shore. I might as
well stop bothering to refer to Israel's randomly & illegally imposed 6 mile
fishing limit (Gaza waters go out 12 miles, and then it's international waters)
since they don't stick to it in any way themselves - on the 20th, they were
actually firing on onto the beach too.

At least one of the fishermen was vomiting as a result, and there is a concern
about the likelihood that formaldehyde was also included since that's what's
often used for contained loo systems.

If you go to http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/category/video/ you can see
footage of recent attacks on fishing boats...

and hear some traditional singing during Gaza olive picking.

Leila

xxxx

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