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So wrote one of 27 passengers on the SS Dignity, one of several small sailing boats containing doctors, lawyers, teachers, and Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire. Calling themselves “the freedom riders of the twenty-first century”, they were the first international vessels, in 2008, to enter the coast o...

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Published in: Unfree in Palestine p. 1
Main Authors: Nadia Abu-Zahra, Adah Kay
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Pluto Press 11-20-2015
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: So wrote one of 27 passengers on the SS Dignity, one of several small sailing boats containing doctors, lawyers, teachers, and Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire. Calling themselves “the freedom riders of the twenty-first century”, they were the first international vessels, in 2008, to enter the coast of Gaza in over 40 years. Three years later, in the West Bank, six Palestinians stood at the 148 Bus stop near the Jewish colony of Migron, again, as “freedom riders”. The bus is operated by Egged, an Israeli company edging into the global market, despite boycott efforts. It serves exclusive Jewish colonies, built
ISBN: 0745325270
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