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Flotilla Stopped by Greek Coast Guard: Urgent Need for Calls to Greek and U.S. Officials
Free Gaza Now
On behalf of Bay Area, West Coast, US, and all Freedom Flotilla passengers, contact the Greek Embassy in immediately and ask that @USBOATTOGAZA be granted passage out of Greek waters. Tell them that it is unacceptable for Greece to do Israel's dirty work, for the Israeli blockade of Gaza to extend across the entire Mediterranean all the way to Europe. Is Greece now occupied by both the IMF and Israel? Given the sabotage of boats docked in and around Athens, it's not safe for flotilla boats to return. Demand that Greece allow the flotilla sail into international waters. Flotilla passengers are peaceful people on a mission to Gaza. The whole world is watching! For a list of websites for further updates, see http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/01/18683407.php. Here is the Greek order against flotilla boats leaving its ports for Gaza, "the area of maritime blockade by Israel": "Pursuant to a decision by the Minister of Citizen Protection Mr. C. Papoutsis, the departure of ships with Greek and foreign flags from Greek ports to the maritime area of Gazahas been prohibited today. By orders of the Hellenic Coast Guard Head Quarters to all local Hellenic Coast Guard Authorities, all appropriate measures are taken for the implementation of the said decision."

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