Hurray! The SS Liberty and SS Free Gaza have broken the siege of Gaza by landing medical supplies and equipment for the besieged Palestinian people. They were met by hundreds of Gazans on the shore, cheering and welcoming them. Fortunately, the Israeli government didn't want the unwelcome publicity that a conflict at sea would have brought them and let them land, phew, but they scrambled the communication system between the two boats and tried to intimidate them.
This dry posting cannot convey the incredible tension, fears, courage, joy, solidarity of my friend's e-mail communications from on board the SS Free Gaza, (I haven't asked her permission to reproduce them here, so I won't) but I'm pretty damned relieved they are all safe.