Swedish dockworkers set to boycott Israeli ships and goods after Gaza flotilla attack

Growing worldwide boycotts of Israeli goods and Israel's corporate supporters and investors are being joined by Swedish dockworkers

STOCKHOLM — Swedish dockworkers are set to launch a week-long boycott of Israeli ships and goods to protest Monday’s raid on a Gaza-destined aid flotilla, a union spokesman said Saturday.

Nine activists died after Israeli troops intercepted the convoy. Nearly 700 activists had joined that operation, most of them aboard the lead boat from Turkey that was the scene of the violence.

Peter Annerback, a spokesman for the Swedish Port Workers Union which has around 1,500 members, said workers are urged to refuse handling of Israeli goods and ships during the June 15-24 boycott. Continue reading