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Rachel Corrie, Remaining Freedom Flotilla Boat, Sails Towards Gaza

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The MV Rachel Corrie, one of the few remaining ships of the now-famous Freedom Flotilla, is on its way to Gaza and should reach the exclusion zone tomorrow night or Saturday morning, according to the Irish Times. The boat was supposed to be among the boats that were stormed by Israeli Defense Forces on Monday, but was waylaid in Cyprus by mechanical issues that may have been the handiwork of Israeli saboteurs.

The Irish-owned boat is carrying five Irish activists, including Nobel peace laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire and former U.N. official Denis Halliday, six Malaysians, and a crew of eight.

"We don't want to be heroes or martyrs, but we have to keep going ahead," Jenny Graham, an Irish activist on board the boat, told the Belfast Telegraph.

The Irish government has been in contact with its Israeli counterparts, asking for "maximum restraint" when its security forces encounter the Rachel Corrie, Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said. "It has been a terrible week in terms of the loss of life and there is now an obligation on all involved to reduce tension."
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Child of Fear -
Category: News and Politics
When will it end how many more before they feel love?
Before the innocents can sleep with no fear of the thundering above

Before the child can play in the street without hunger for peace and humility
Who will dare to say enough of this heartbreak
Like anyone can even hold the soil that God has touched

What will it take to soften the hearts of those who take our childrens life
Who know nothing but love for those who look deep into their faithful eyes
Who cursed the innocent saying these faithful eyes are nothing but lies
That the soil where they dwell should become their hell

For all their folks dare question is the spell that Zion is only for Jews to dwell
Who will break this spell that lives in the hearts of people who dwell
With fear of them who simply believe that God has spoken more Words than they care to tell

Who was born to shatter this spell, Rachel is the one I can sell
She knew as a child that her dream of peace and security could be
For all of the children of God even in Gaza she saw
The very same children that she laughed and played with in Olympia
She knew the score of how this war could end without even a tear or a fear of the children so dear.

June 18 2010 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ignore a naval blockade, expect military resistance !!!

June 03 2010 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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