PAVEEN YAQUB: “I will never forget the courage of our brothers who sacrificed their lives to save us and the Gazans”

Paveen Yaqub — British of Pakistani origin, peace activist
(This face-to-face interview was conducted in Istanbul, Turkey, on 4 June 2010)

“When else can anybody remember the issue of Palestine being discussed globally in every corner of the world? When else was Israel and its regime of inhumanity questioned in the way it is now? We have generated more support, more sympathy, more concern for this issue. So how can it not be a success?”

“When they surrounded us, I had to walk towards the soldiers with machine guns with a message of peace, asking for them to stop firing and help us. It was just something that I had to try in order to stop more people from dying. I will not forget that moment.”

“When we arrived at Ashdod Port, there were hundreds of security personnel. They were laughing as if there was a big celebration, parading us like they had hunted us and showing what they caught. It was humiliating, and they were obviously feeling pleasure from humiliating us.”

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