Zohar Chamberlain Regev is an Israeli citizen (born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, near Nazareth) who lived in Spain for 14 years, where she participated in the coordination of Rumbo a Gaza, the Freedom Flotilla campaign in the Spanish state. Zohar now lives in Germany. Zohar was the owner of the Women’s Boat to Gaza Zaytouna-Oliva, seized in 2016 and the object of court proceedings in Israel. She has been a member of the Freedom Flotilla’s steering committee for many years, and she was the boat leader on board Al Awda (The Return) during our 2018 “Right to a Just Future for Palestine” Flotilla mission. This year she sails with Handala from Scotland to Bristol.
“As a human being first of all, but also as an Israeli of Jewish origin, I am appalled by what is being done by Israel in Palestine in general and in Gaza in particular. We have always been told ‘how could the world be silent during the Holocaust’, now we know how…we have to stand by our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Gaza to save our own humanity.
As an amputee, I can only begin to imagine what it is like for people in Gaza who have lost their limbs in the brutal attacks and are still waiting to be fitted with prosthetic limbs, as one of the many consequences of the illegal Israeli blockade.”
Zohar can be interviewed in English, Hebrew or Spanish. Read an interview with her here, which describes the attack on ‘Al Awda’ and its participants and on Press Freedom (2018). Other media articles featuring Zohar: