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Write to and call the Greek governmentDr Mazin Qumsiyeh Salem-News.com
We must all get involved. Volunteers are still needed in all areas. Please email us and come work with us. Silence is complicity and action is the best antidote to despair
(BETHLEHEM) - The Greek authorities apparently succumbed to the US and Israel threats and have stopped the humanitarian ships from sailing to break the illegal and immoral siege in Gaza.
We all need to call Greek embassies around the world and complain because if they maintain this policy it means they are complicit in violations of basic human rights; human rights organizations and the UN has called the siege on Gaza collective punishment and a crime against humanity.
The contact information for Greek missions in all countries are here: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-US/Services/Directory/Greek+Missions+Abroad/ [I sent to many of the listed emails and also called.
It is important that we all act now] For the website of the flotilla, go to http://www.freedomflotilla.eu/
Delay in the sailing of the ships means they might sail just as hundreds of Internationals come join us for a week of activities July 9-16 (see http://www.PalestineJN.org ). We must all get involved. Volunteers are still needed in all areas. Please email us and come work with us. Silence is complicity and action is the best antidote to despair
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD (formerly of Yale and Duke universities) teaches at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine and chairs the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media include the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. Those are just a small list, visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.
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