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Gaza: UN expert welcomes landing of ships carrying human rights activists

Food aid being distributed at UNRWA's food centre, Beach Camp, Gaza Strip

25 August 2008 –
An independent United Nations human rights expert today hailed the landing of two wooden boats in Gaza carrying 46 human rights activists as a key symbolic victory. The activists – part of the Free Gaza Movement – seek to draw attention to the plight of the area’s 1.5 million residents who have been “under siege” for the past year, Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, said in a statement.

“That siege, the coast blockade, and the overflights by Israeli aircraft all bear witness to the fact that despite Israel’s claimed ‘disengagement’ in 2005, these realities on the ground establish that Gaza remains under Israeli occupation, and as a result Israel remains legally responsible for protecting the human rights of its civilian population.”

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Tags: activism, gaza, protest, un
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