Letters to the Editor about Gaza Freedom Flotilla

A member of Chicago IJAN was successful in getting two letters to the editor published in response to Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, one in each of Chicago’s major papers:

Boycott, sanction Israel

I am shaken and outraged by Israel’s violent and deadly assault on the humanitarian activists aboard the ships of the Freedom Flotilla as it carried 10,000 tons of aid to Gaza.As a Chicago resident and participant in a related delegation in January, the Gaza Freedom March, I cannot help but envision myself aboard that ship as civilians were attacked with live gunfire by one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the world. Why attack in the middle of the night? Why in international waters? Why with live ammunition?Let the world not be silent yet again in the face of a people abandoned.As a member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, I call on civil society everywhere to break the siege of Gaza and to join the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until its policies reflect human rights and Palestinian self-determination.

Lee Gargagliano, Albany Park

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