Freedom fighters or boat people?

The Greek economy is collapsing while the Gazan economy booms. In light of this, Greek activists in this year's flotilla seem more like boat people than freedom fighters.

July 6, 2011 17:43
4 minute read.
Pro-Palestinian flotilla activists

Flotilla protest Greece 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis)


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Is it a coincidence that the last flotilla desperately trying to reach Gaza is setting sail from Greece? Ironically, while the Greek economy is imploding, Gaza’s is booming. The angry Hellenes that are trying to break the blockade at the same time as fixing their ships have more in common with asylum-seeking boat people than modern-day freedom fighters.

'Israel taking advantage of Greece's economic situation'


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