Aug 18 2014
Pro-Hamas/anti-Israel Islamists and Left Wing Moonbats for the second day blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza.
Washington Times Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland honored a picket line for the second day in a row Sunday as San Francisco Bay Area protesters gathered to stop a Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel from docking and unloading, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd. is 32-percent owned by Israel Corporation — Israel’s largest holding company. The ship rerouted Saturday afternoon and spent a day off the coast of California before docking at the port Sunday evening, the Mercury News reported.
Pro-Hamas activists carried signs and shouted slogans such as “Gaza will be free,” “Boycott, Divest, Sanction. End Israeli Apartheid,” and “Resist Zionism and Imperialism,” the newspaper said. Several dozen police officers monitored the situation but no arrests were reported.
Mohamed Shehk, a director at the organization Critical Resistance who attended the protests both days, said the purpose was to send a message to Israel that “we will not stand for the murdering of Gazans” nor “the ongoing occupation of Palestine,” the Mercury News reported.
He said the delay caused to the Zim ship is “enormous financially,” and that the longer protesters can keep them from docking, the more money Zim loses.