Gaza’s Ark Attacked
Gaza City - Gaza
At 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th, the night guard on board Gaza's Ark
received a call to leave the boat because it was going to be attacked.
The guard left, but when nothing happened, he returned after 5 minutes. A few
minutes later, a large explosion rocked the boat causing extensive damage.
The boat sank part way and is now sitting on the shallow sea floor. The guard
was not injured but was taken to hospital for tests.
Mahfouz Kabariti, Gaza’s Ark Project Manager, says: “The extent and nature of
the damage are currently being investigated. We will provide an update when
"Gaza’s Ark and all our partners in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition are
considering our next move in response to this cowardly act of terrorism, but
our position remains clear: Neither this nor any other attack will stop our
efforts to challenge the blockade of Gaza until it ends," adds David Heap of
Gaza's Ark Steering Committee.
"Freedom Flotilla boats have been sabotaged before. This attack comes as we
were almost ready to sail. You can sink a boat but you can't sink a movement,"
concludes Ehab Lotayef, another member of the Steering Committee.
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