The Free Gaza Movement boasts the names of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Noam Chomsky, Adam Shapiro and other American radicals allegedly devoted to destroying the United States and Israel.
An American victim of a Palestinian terror attack on Friday filed an unprecedented lawsuit to seize ships used in the Gaza Flotilla by Islamic and anti-Israeli organizations to breach Israel’s coastal blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force is preparing for the next threatened flotilla this Summer that will attempt to penetrate the Israeli naval embargo surrounding the Palestinian Gaza stronghold.
The suit, Bauer v. The Mavi Marmara, was filed in Manhattan federal court. Its goal is to confiscate 14 ships outfitted with funds unlawfully raised in the United States by anti-Israel groups, including The Free Gaza Movement (“FGM”).
In May 2010, several of these ships, led by the Turkish vessel the Mavi Marmara, attempted to breach the blockade. The resulting violence caused the deaths of nine militants and injury to numerous Israeli Navy SEALs. A second such flotilla is planned in coming weeks. The American contingent of the Free Gaza Movement is led by President Barack Obama’s friends and supporters Bill Ayers and Jody Davis, who also heads Code Pink.