Shocka: Females on Gaza aid convoy sexually assaulted in Libya
It doesn't just happen in Gaza
. Three female Leftists riding a Gaza aid convoy have been sexually assaulted in Libya
[Quoting from al-Guardian]:
Three women who were part of an aid convoy passing through Libya on the way to Gaza have been sexually assaulted in Benghazi, after a group of five British nationals were briefly kidnapped.
three women, two of whom are sisters, were part of a large aid convoy
travelling to the Gaza Strip. It is thought that they were part of a
group of five people who were briefly kidnapped near Benghazi in the
early hours of Tuesday and they were released some hours later. The
group is currently safe in the Turkish consul in Benghazi and is
expected to return to the UK.
Libyan security officials said the
attacks happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Abdul Barghathi,
commander of preventative security in the Libyan defence ministry, said
the women had been sexually assaulted, but not raped. "There was no
rape, just touching (sexual assault)," he said. "Because there is no
British consulate here they were handed to the Turkish consulate." The
three women are not badly wounded and are being attended to by consular
staff from the UK, he added.
The women were part of a large convoy
taking vehicles and aid to the Gaza Strip on a journey that had taken
them through France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and then Libya. It
had intended to cross the border with Egypt but was prevented from
doing so by Egyptian authorities. The 10-vehicle convoy is still stuck
at the border but the five British nationals returned to Benghazi in
eastern Libya late on Monday night in order to return home.
I wonder whether these do-gooders will try to make their way back to Gaza again, or maybe this will finally be a wake-up call about the 'respect' that Arab Muslims give women.
Labels: Egypt, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Libya, Rachel Corrie, sexual assault