American Jews to join Gaza flotilla

Ma’an News: Several American Jews are to board a US boat planning to join a flotilla of about 10 ships seeking to breach Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza later this month, an organizer said Monday.

“We are seeking justice for Gaza,” Leslie Cagan told reporters, noting that the boat will have 36 passengers, four crew members and nine journalists when it sets sail for the Palestinian coastal enclave.

She said 28 percent of the passengers were American Jews.

“It’s important that Jews are in this boat… The Jewish lobby in this country is so powerful,” said New York labor attorney Richard Levy, himself Jewish. “We cannot support an Israeli blockade which is morally and juridically unsupportable… No more people should be slaughtered in the name of the Jews.”

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