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... breaking news ... June 16, 2011
Civil Lawsuit Filed Today Against
Gaza Flotilla Ships by Terror Victim
The Audacity of Hope is one of the ships that could be seized
A civil lawsuit has been filed against 14 ships, including at least one American-registered vessel named The Audacity of Hope, that are set to participate in a reprise international flotilla against Israel. Dr. Alan Bauer, a Harvard-educated biologist and terror victim injured in a 2002 Jerusalem bombing, is the plaintiff in this suit that was filed in Federal Court in New York City.
Watch the PJTV video (click "home" on blue bar above) for the exclusive interview with Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, a human rights activist and one of the lawyers advising Dr. Bauer in this civil suit.
"The audacity of this flotilla is outrageous," said Ms. Darshan-Leitner. "Invoking the name of President Obama's book for media attention proves that this is nothing more than a publicity stunt, not a humanitarian mission."
Two other legal actions have been initiated by the Israel Law Center, Shurat HaDin, to stop the Gaza Flotilla; one against Inmarsat, the satellite communications company providing services to the flotilla, and one against the companies insuring the ships.
Shurat HaDin is also requesting help from the public to locate the vessels in the flotilla and to identify the companies insuring those vessels.
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