Cynthia McKinney Detained in Israel
Posted on Jul 2, 2009
Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney is being held in a detention center in Ramle, Israel, after venturing out to sea with about 20 other activists to provide aid to Gazans as part of the “Free Gaza Movement.” The ship Spirit of Humanity was intercepted by the Israeli navy before the group could reach its destination. McKinney will be sent back to the U.S. soon, the American Embassy said.
Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney—who was aboard a ship the Israeli navy intercepted this week—is in a detention center and will be returned to the United States, the U.S. Embassy said.
McKinney was among those on a ship that the Israeli Defense Forces said violated an Israeli blockade and crossed into Gazan waters on Tuesday.