Palestine supporters block Israeli ship ‘Zim’ from docking on California coast | #BlockTheBoat

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

  Saturday August 16, 2014 20:21 by Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News

The cargo ship ‘Zim’ from Israel was set to dock in the Oakland port on Saturday morning. But activists have claimed credit for an announced delay in the ship’s docking, and are planning to stop the ship wherever it tries to dock.

Logo for Boat Blockade protest
Logo for Boat Blockade protest

The U.S. activists are following the lead of trade unionists in South Africa, who successfully blocked Israeli ships from docking on several occasions, to protest Israeli aggression against Palestinians and call for a just and lasting peace.

Activists in Oakland, California are gathering Saturday to carry out direct action to stop the ship from being able to dock at the port. And activists in Seattle and Vancouver, BC are also planning to blockade scheduled stops in those ports.

The actions could potentially cost Israeli exporters millions of dollars, if their goods…

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