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Block the Boat Facebook page (Photo: Facebook screenshot)
Block the Boat Facebook page (Photo: Facebook screenshot) 
 
 

Pro-Palestinian organizations target Israeli shipping firm

Facebook page calling on supporters to 'block the boat for Gaza' plans several actions against Zim vessels attempting to dock in US.

Itay Blumenthal
Published: 08.16.14, 22:10 / Israel News

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

 

  

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.

 

Block the Boat Facebook page (Photo: Facebook screenshot)
Block the Boat Facebook page (Photo: Facebook screenshot)

 

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."

 

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