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Thu., Sept. 4, 2008, 7:03 a.m.

Protesters held hostage…

Good morning, Netizens...

Here is a brief update with regard to the people trapped in Gaza City where Israeli forces are refusing to allow protestors to leave Palestinian territory peacefully.
British journalist and peace activist Lauren Booth, right, sister-in-law of former British premier Tony Blair, who is now an international Middle East peace envoy, attends a protest against the Israeli siege in Gaza City on Wednesday. Booth said today she is trapped in Gaza as Israel refuses to let her leave the Palestinian territory she entered aboard a protest boat. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
(September 03, 2008) Getty Images

Dr. Bill Dienst, an emergency room physician in Washington, went to Gaza on one of the boats that broke the Israeli siege of Gaza last month, and is likewise trapped and being held hostage.

One must simply ask, why are the Israeli forces holding these peaceful protesters captive? What do they stand to gain from this?


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