Category: News

  • Freedom Flotilla 2020: For the Children of Gaza

    Freedom Flotilla 2020: For the Children of Gaza

    After joining other civil society organizations in The Hague on Friday November 29 calling on the International Criminal Court to take action and prosecute Israeli crimes against Palestinians, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition met in Rotterdam this weekend to plan our May 2020 sailing towards Gaza with these important goals: To challenge and end the illegal […]

  • Freedom Flotilla Preparing to Sail to Gaza in 2020 to raise awareness about Palestinian youth in Gaza

    Freedom Flotilla Preparing to Sail to Gaza in 2020 to raise awareness about Palestinian youth in Gaza

    In 2012, the UN predicted that Gaza was on track to become “unliveable” by 2020. In 2017, the UN acknowledged that the “unliveability” threshold had already been passed. Despite this, “somehow, families in Gaza find ways to ‘make do’.” In Spring 2020, the next Freedom Flotilla will sail again to challenge the 12 year, illegal […]

  • The Freedom Flotilla Coalition will sail until Palestine is free

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition will sail until Palestine is free

    Rivas, Vaciamadrid, Spain, November 11, 2018. For Immediate Release The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) remains deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the brutal killings of over 200 Palestinians and serious injuries of over 16,000 Palestinians by the Israeli Occupation Forces Palestinians during the Great March of Return, and the ongoing illegal blockade […]

  • Roger Waters, speaks about Palestine in Barcelona

    Roger Waters, speaks about Palestine in Barcelona

    Opening his European tour in Barcelona, Roger Waters will participate in the event ‘Totes amb Palestina’ (Everyone with Palestina), which will take place at the Espai Josep Bota de la Fabra i Coats, Monday 9th April. Rania Muhareb, legal researcher with the Palestinian organization Al-Haq, will take part in the event and tell about the […]

  • Massacre at Gaza’s Borders: We Will Not Be Silent – End Israeli Impunity

    Massacre at Gaza’s Borders: We Will Not Be Silent – End Israeli Impunity

    On Land Day, March 30, thousands of peaceful, hopeful and unarmed Palestinian women, men and children gathered at the borders of Gaza for the Great March of Return. Initial reports indicate that at least 16 Palestinian people have been killed, and more than 1,400 were injured as a result of the Israeli Occupation Forces firing […]

  • FFC condemns Israel’s blacklist banning pro Palestinian organizations from entering occupied Palestine

    FFC condemns Israel’s blacklist banning pro Palestinian organizations from entering occupied Palestine

    The list includes some twenty organizations working to defend human rights, from Europe, the US, Chile, and South Africa, as well as the Palestinian National BDS Committee. With this ban Israel, which illegally controls the borders of Gaza and the West Bank with international complicity, also prevents free travel to Palestine. This Israeli measure confirms […]

  • Israeli court cross examines IOF witness regarding seizure of Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva)

    Israeli court cross examines IOF witness regarding seizure of Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva)

    Under cross-examination, Israeli occupation official admits that because of the shortage of electricity in Gaza the sanitation pumps are not working at full capacity. The lawyer representing the Zaytouna-Oliva’s owner made full use of this opportunity to focus attention on the effects of the blockade. On November 12 in a court-room in Haifa, the head of the economics department […]

  • Jerusalem/Al Quds capital of Palestine

    Jerusalem/Al Quds capital of Palestine

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition opposes the US government’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and begin the process of relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. This unilateral move is proof that the United States can no longer play any credible or constructive role as a mediator in negotiations towards a just peace settlement. Israel must […]

  • Mavi Marmara victims of Israeli war crimes still waiting for justice, as the Freedom Flotilla Coalition reaffirms its aim of challenging the blockade

    Mavi Marmara victims of Israeli war crimes still waiting for justice, as  the Freedom Flotilla Coalition reaffirms its aim of challenging the blockade

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) welcomes confirmation in her 30 November 2017 statement by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, that there exists a “reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed by some members of the Israel Defence Forces during and after the boarding of the Mavi Marmara on 30 May 2010”, […]

  • Open letter to UN secretary general Antonio Guterres

    Open letter to UN secretary general Antonio Guterres

    To: Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General United Nations United Nations New York October 4, 2017 Dear Secretary General, On your recent visit to Gaza, you saw with your own eyes some of the deplorable and inhumane conditions suffered by the Palestinians living in Gaza. You called it “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” that you had […]

  • Swedish Parliament Hears from the Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Swedish Parliament Hears from the Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Swedish Parliament Hears from the Women’s Boat to Gaza Women from five continents who took part in the Women’s Boat to Gaza, travelled to Stockholm to attend the Women of Gaza Under the Blockade” conference and support a resolution at the end of the conference’. The women supported a resolution calling on the Swedish government, […]

  • Too many years of occupation and blockade: Freedom Flotilla statement

    Too many years of occupation and blockade: Freedom Flotilla statement

    Israel attacks Palestinian fishers while pillaging gas under Palestinian waters off Gaza According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), between 1 January and 15 May 2017, the Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) opened fire on Gaza fishers 133 times. On 15 May, the IOF Navy shot at two fishing boats about […]

  • Solidarity with Gaza Fishers campaign has a logo, from Gaza

    Solidarity with Gaza Fishers campaign has a logo, from Gaza

    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 […]

  • Call for Action: 25 days on Hunger Strike, 600 Hours Without Food (UPDATED)

    Call for Action: 25 days on Hunger Strike, 600 Hours Without Food (UPDATED)

     A statement from our partner organization, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Gaza: (**UPDATE BELOW) An Appeal for Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners and detainees on hunger strike in Israeli prisons To all Human Rights and human dignity defenders… To all who oppose Israel crimes and terrorism… Palestinian Prisoners and detainees are on an open hunger […]

  • Women’s Boat to Gaza presented at the European Parliament

      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 […]

  • Women’s Boats to Gaza have been named

    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.

  • NENA: “Women conquer the sea to break the siege of Gaza”

    Article & interview published by NENA (Near East News Agency) Freedom Flotilla Coalition has launched the “Women’s Boat to Gaza” project: a boat, led by a female crew, is going to challenge the Israeli army blockade of the Gaza Strip. by Giovanni Vigna

  • Logo for the Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Logo for the Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Press release The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC*) initiative that seeks not only to challenge the Israeli blockade but to also show solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people.

  • Israel, as it denies entry of Freedom Flotilla participants, validates our missions

    The benedictian nun Teresa Forcades was deported from Israel on Saturday January 23, 2016 as she tried to enter the country. The reason for her trip was a two week teaching commitment she had at the Faculty of Teology at the Dormition Abby in East Jerusalem about the Holy Trinity. Montserrat Viñas, the emerita abbess […]

  • Call for Women’s Boat to Gaza logo design

    Dear friends; We have been asking for your help and involvement in designing a logo for the Women’s Boat to Gaza and have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until the 25th of January. This since we would like to give all candidates a fair chance to participate. The Women’s boat to Gaza is a Freedom […]