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US remains silent over McKinney arrest by Israel

McKinney has served as a Democrat in the US House of Representatives from 1993–2003 and 2005–2007.
Nearly a day after the detention of former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney by Israeli forces, rumalaya in canada Washington has yet to make a reaction.

Israeli Navy detained former US congresswoman and Nobel Prize laureate Cynthia McKinney and twenty other human rights activists on board a relief boat outside Israel's territorial waters on Tuesday as they were heading to Gaza on a humanitarian mission.

Tel Aviv claims the boat was trying to break Israel's two-year siege on Gaza.

Ms McKinney -- the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States-- has accused Tel Aviv of violating the international law by seizing an aid vessel in international waters.

"This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Rumalaya in canada Our boat was not in Israeli waters, rumalaya in canada and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip, rumalaya in canada" McKinney said in a statement.

"We are asking the international community to demand our release so we can continue our journey, rumalaya in canada" she added.

"My wife and I are very concerned about her safety, rumalaya in canada" Cynthia's father told Press TV in a phone call.

Bill McKinney said that the US government should support Cynthia's message and added, rumalaya in canada "Her major concern is human."

Green Party leaders have called on the White House and the US State Department to intervene and demand the immediate release of all the activists.

On Monday, rumalaya in canada the International Committee of the Red Cross warned of dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, rumalaya in canada saying 1.5 million Palestinians living in the coastal sliver are 'trapped in despair' because of the continuing Israeli blockade on the territory.

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According to the humanitarian agency report, rumalaya in canada seriously ill patients were not receiving the treatment they needed and thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed during Israel's three-week Christmas war were still without shelter. Rumalaya in canada
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