No doubt, Greece’s refusal to allow the Freedom Flotilla II to set sail for Gaza was partly the result of pressure — and possibly even financial blackmail — from the US and Israel. Nonetheless, it was not an isolated occurrence but the logical consequence of a process that was already underway. David Cronin analyzes for The Electronic Intifada.
Paul Murphy, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Ireland’s Socialist Party, is bound for Gaza as part of the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla. The Electronic Intifada correspondent David Cronin interviews Murphy about the flotilla and the EU’s role in the siege.
David Cronin interviews Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh, author of the new book Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment, on the popular struggle in the occupied West Bank and his experience being arrested and detained by Israeli forces.