Ithaca Blog

Friday, January 02, 2009

Ithaca Women Arrested at Israeli Embassy

Clare and Ellen Grady of Ithaca were arrested this week at the Israeli embassy in Washington for a non-violent protest of Israeli military attacks on the Palestinian population of Gaza.

Hundreds of citizens, including many children, have been killed this week in bombings by the Israeli Air Force.

Among the hundreds of deaths, the Israeli government reports the death of one alleged militant.

Rather than arrest the alleged militant, Nazir Rayyan, the Air Force bombed his apartment building, killing him, his family, and neighbors.

Israeli officials have announced preparations against anticipated retaliation for the series of attacks, which continue.

Tzipi Livni, Israsel's minister of foreign policy, says, "There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and therefore there is no need for a humanitarian truce."

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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