Pro-Palestinian Facebook page targets Israeli shipping concern

Anti-Israel Facebook page calls on their supporters to ‘Block the boat for Gaza’ with plans against Zim vessels attempting to dock an US ports.

By Itay Blumenthal

 

 

Pro-Palestinian organizations have announced that they will begin sabotaging the operations of shipping company Zim in the United States.

Block the Boat Facebook page (Photo: Facebook screenshot)

Block the Boat Facebook page – Photo: Facebook screenshot

Under a banner of “Block the Boat for Gaza,” the action’s organizers called for people to stop the firm’s vessels from docking at ports and unloading their merchandise.

The protest’s first action – according to the group’s Facebook page – will be an attempt to prevent the docking of a cargo ship in Oakland, California. They are expected to protest in the port area.

The group said “the world has watched in horror as Israel has continued to bombard and devastate Gaza. Millions around the globe have come out in support of the Palestinian people and against the Zionist regime, holding massive marches, demonstrations, and actions. It’s time to step it up. ”

After the action in Oakland, activists are expected to attempt similar efforts in Seattle and Vancouver – part of a protest movement that will grow and spread across borders and countries, according to the organizers.

In response, Zim said that “the company trusts the local authorities to perform their legal duties.”

 

View original Ynet publication at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4559251,00.html

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