Tuesday 30 June 2009

NUJ in protest to Isreal over Gaza aid ship

The NUJ today called on on the Israeli navy to stop threatening an aid ship which has journalists on board – including a documentary film maker from London and a TV crew from Al Jazeera.
The union said the ship – called Spirit of Humanity - set off from Cyprus yesterday with medical supplies, children's toys, and reconstruction kits for Palestinians in Gaza.
NUJ member Fathi Jaouadi, aged 37, from Edgware, North London, is onboard filming the trip.
Jeremy Dear, NUJ general secretary, said: “This boat received security clearance from the authorities in Cyprus. It is outrageous that the Israeli navy should confront it and put the lives of everyone on board in danger. Fathi and the other journalists on board are just doing their jobs reporting on a story that is of interest to the whole world.”

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