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FORUM: Gaza flotilla is no ‘provocaton’ |- The New Haven Register

The newest crime is “provocation.” The Israeli government uses it as a term to criminalize protest and the U.S. State Department is adopting it, too.

At the armistice line in the Golan Heights May 15 and June 5, unarmed Palestinians came from their refugee camps to try to cross from Syria into Israeli-occupied Syria and then to go to their homeland.This was labeled a provocation. Thirty or so were killed on the two days.

At the end of this month, a U.S. ship filled with Americans, including two longtime Connecticut residents, will join a dozen others to try to sail to the Gaza Strip to break the siege, to allow 1.5 million people a normal life.

Read more here: FORUM: Gaza flotilla is no ‘provocaton’?- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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