29 Year U.S. Army Colonel and Former Diplomat Detained By Israel After U.S. OKs $38B in Military Aid

Women's Boat to Gaza: 13 Activists Detained by Israel, Weeks After U.S. OKs $38B in Military Aid

A flotilla bound for Gaza carrying food, medicine and other humanitarian aid was intercepted and seized last week by the Israeli Navy. The Women’s Boat to Gaza had set sail from the Spanish port city of Barcelona in mid-September in efforts to break the ongoing Israeli blockade. Organizers say the Israeli military seized the boat and detained the 13 human rights activists aboard in international waters about 40 miles away from Gaza’s shore.

The Israeli military towed the boat to the Israeli port of Ashdod and detained the women for up to four days before deporting them. We speak to passenger Ann Wright, retired Army colonel and former U.S. diplomat. Her recent article is titled “Women’s Boat to Gaza Participants See the Israeli Imposed Perpetual Darkness on Gaza.” Wright spent 29 years in the military and later served as a high-ranking diplomat in the State Department.


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  1. roger  October 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I wish more Americans would do something like Ann Wright did for the people suffering under Israeli occupation. A comfortable life makes a dormant conscience, only awaken when the system hurts, but by then, being ostracized is price to be paid as sentenced by the ignorant crowd.. MSM blessing, oblivion or comdemnation are the society rule to comply with, and according to Hollywood College of perversion..

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