Solidarity with Gaza Fishers (SGF) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition initiative that aims to link the struggle of Palestinian fishers in Gaza, under blockade and under constant attacks by Israel, with their counterparts in countries all over the world, and to build international civil society support for the end of Israel's blockade of Gaza.
The initiative was launched with a call to all artists/designers globally for submissions of a criterion based logo for SGF that represented the situation of fishers in Gaza who face restrictions and violence from the Israeli Occupation Forces.
The Women’s Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted its meetings over the past weekend to discuss and further plans to set sail towards Gaza in mid-September with all women delegates and crew. In doing so we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of Gaza. Shabnam Mayet, Human Rights Advocate of South Africa says, “The Israeli occupation consistently both violates International Law and disregards UN Resolutions with impunity.”
This month, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we concluded our worldwide call to name the boats that will sail to Gaza in mid September. Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva (submitted by Anam El-Jabali, US and David Heap, Canada) will sail to Gaza in mid September. Both women’s names represent many languages.