DIMITRIS PLEIONIS: “Israel has become a colonial power, and is doing the biggest harm to itself”Posted: September 23, 2011
Dimitris Pleionis — Greek, elected municipal councillor and representative of the Ship to Gaza-Greece
(This face-to-face interview was conducted in Istanbul, Turkey, on 26 December 2010)
“The Israeli soldiers acted in a racist way. As we had European passports, they didn’t tie most of us, but made especially the Arabs and the Turks kneel down and tied their hands. We decided to disobey. So we started to go down on our knees, and tell these people to go up and sit instead of kneeling down.”
“Mavi Marmara was a ship for people who were determined to break the siege of Gaza under the common denominator of universal humanistic values, regardless of any faith, political views or philosophical beliefs.”
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