The Marianne arrives in Palermo, Sicily.
The Swedish ship, which is headed towards the eastern Mediterranean where she will team up with other ships of the third Freedom Flotilla, carries a cargo of a solar panel and medical equipment. The boat is solidarity cargo itself: “On arrival in Gaza port we will donate the ship to a local Fisherman’s union” says Charlie Andreasson, sailor and member of the steering committee in Ship to Gaza Sweden, one of the organizations in Freedom Flotilla Coalition.
On June 16th at noon there will be a press conference to meet the activists of Marianne, with the presence of Rosario Crocetta, President of the Region of Sicily, Vincenzo Cannatella, Special Commissioner of the Port Authority of Palermo, Zaher Darwish, President of the Coordination of Solidarity with Palestine of Palermo and Paola Mandato of Freedom Flotilla Italia. Next destination of Marianne, before sailing to Gaza, will be announced during the press conference.
Listen to this radio Interview with Ehab Lotayef from Canadian Boat to Gaza about Freedom Flotilla III, which will challenge the illegal and inhumane blockade of Gaza by the end of this month -CLICK ON http://paradigms.bz/interviews/ehablotayef.mp3 – this time there will be a Kiwi delegation on board. Go to kiaoragaza.net sidebar to see how to support the Flotilla.