"Israel claims Gaza is unoccupied and so, we
are going to unoccupied territory, as soon as we raise another
six more boats. We will embark in Cypress and disembark in Gaza. This
out in many ways; we may get blown out of the water, we may get towed
we will remain nonviolent and exercise the sovereignty of international
for we are not going through Israel.
"We will not allow the Coast Guard to enter onto our boats; we will demonstrate nonviolently our solidarity with the residents of Gaza who invited us. We are taking food, water, medicine, but the issue is solidarity with the people of Gaza. If our rights are denied, we will remain nonviolent."
[UPDATE: From a June 1, 2010 email RE Dr.
Israeli Consulate General Andrew Parker in Jerusalem...said that Paul is alive and seriously beaten. Paul told him to call us so this is the closest contact we've had so far. He asked us to spread the word as much as possible...He silently refused to follow Israeli orders so they beat him. Now he's being held in prison...He's in the same room with the captain of the boat. The have no windows, no telephone, nothing. He refused treatment by Israeli doctors, and only let the ship doctor give him aspirin.]