Dr. Fauziah Mohd Hasan wrote an statement announcing her participation in Women’s Boat to Gaza:
Alhamdulillah – first and foremost I thank Allah Almighty and the FFC (Freedom Flotilla Coalition) committee members for giving me this opportunity and honour to be one of the participants in the WBG – Women’s Boat to Gaza. My participation is not on my individual capacity but representing my family, my women folks, my nation and all Muslims and humanity the world over. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Trustees, CEO and staff of Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE) for their unrelenting support for me to take this trip. To my husband and family, thank you for being there for me at all moments in my life.
We salute and fully support the efforts made by FFC to end the blockade of Gaza, despite all the difficulties and challenges faced by FFC and its volunteers. The Amal will sail in September and arrive in Gaza in October, God Willing. We thank the global community for keeping an eye on the safety of our boats and for the continuous support to end the siege of Gaza. Let us all join hands for one purpose i.e. to ensure all Palestinians are given their humanly right to freedom, feeling secure and safe.
This humanitarian mission involves women only, just to show that there is a united voice in ending the blockade of Gaza, beyond gender, race, religion and geographical boundaries. It is purely a humanitarian mission to ensure freedom is given to all as pointed by Nelson Mandela, “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
To the people of Gaza, you all are always in our prayer. This is a small sacrifice that we make to ensure your plight is being heard and heeded by the world bi iznillah – Allah permits. Your perseverance, your resilience, your courage and the strong spirit in facing the continuous blockade, assault, oppression and discrimination – are actually lots for us to learn, to admire and to follow from the Palestinians. I have witnessed all these myself when given the opportunity to enter Gaza twice, both immediately after the onslaught by the Israelis in 2009 and in 2012. Since 2013 the Rafah gate is closed most of the time preventing us from Malaysia to enter Gaza. We cannot enter Gaza through Israel due to Malaysia not having a formal diplomatic relation with Israel.
We stand in solidarity with the FFC and other humanitarian organisations working to end the siege of Gaza and giving hope to the people of Gaza for a brighter, safer and more secure future, insha Allah.
Let us all pray for the success of this mission and its objectives achieved bi iznillah.
Dr. Fauziah Mohd Hasan (FRCOG,UK)
Member of the Board of Trustees, Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE)