Freedom Flotilla boats on the long journey to Gaza

6 Jul

UPDATE: Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Ajaccio July 5-July 8.
Sailing for the Right to a Just Future for Palestine

By David Heap, Freedom Flotilla 6 July 2018

The Freedom Flotilla ship #AlAwda (The Return) arrived in the port of Ajacio, Corsica on Thursday July 5, where it will remain moored at the quai d’honneur until Sunday July 8.  This boat and other Flotilla vessels have been visiting many European ports over the last two months on their way to challenge the illegal and cruel Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza in late July.

The Freedom Flotilla is sailing in 2018 for the right to a just future for Palestine. We challenge the blockade of Gaza and demand an end to our governments’ complicity with the blockade, which has created a humanitarian crisis, with civilians lacking clean water, electricity, and medical care. For more information about our mission and about the blockade of Gaza, see

Participants on board Al Awda include Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Israeli Spanish resident and Freedom Flotilla Coalition boat leader; Dr. Fauziah Mohd Hasan and Norsham Binti Abu Bakr, both from Malaysia; sailor and human rights advocate Charlie Andreasson from Sweden; Emilia Nacher Verdaguer, from Spain; Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and former State Department diplomat; and Awni Farhat, a Palestinian researcher and human rights worker from Gaza.

Local supporters will greet AlAwda Thursday evening around 19h00 at the quai d’honneur in the centre of the port of Ajaccio. There will be a dockside press conference Friday July 6 at 11 am, and a musical evening with Jean Mattei Saturday July 7 in the port. Other political and community meetings are planned during the visit. Voir le communiqué de presse de Corsica-Palestine ici.

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NZ/Palestinian maritime engineer Youssef Sammour is a crewman on the Freedom, and NZ veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen will join the Al Awda in Sicily in mid-July.
Support our two NZ participants on board the flotilla – deposit your donation now with Kia Ora Gaza’s Westpac account: 03-0211-0447718-000. Send your deposit details to for an e-receipt. Our Appeal target is $40,000 to meet our share of the costs of purchase & refitting the boats, and travel expenses.

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