Video: Israel Social TV, Barcelona, 16 September 2016.
For eight years now, international activists have attempted to symbolically break Israel’s decade-long blockade on the Gaza Strip. In 2008, the Israeli Navy let two sets of boats through. Two years later, Israeli commandos killed 10 civilians on the ‘Mavi Marmara’ in international waters.
Every year since, activists have attempted new flotillas, all of which have been stopped by Israel. This year, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition is sending a ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza,’ a solidarity flotilla of two boats named ‘Amal-Hope’ and ‘Zaytouna-Oliva.’ Israel Social TV spoke to one of the participants, Jewish US activist Gail Miller, before the flotilla left its first port in Barcelona this week.