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Crowds of supporters greet the boat Handala in Cork (Cobh) harbour. Palestinian and other flags flying.

Freedom Flotilla boat Handala visits Cobh on its way to Gaza

A boat named Handala [1], part of the Freedom Flotilla sailing to Gaza, is due to arrive in Cork Harbour this weekend, where it will berth at Kennedy Pier in Cobh, County Cork. After visiting various ports across Europe, the Freedom Flotilla will sail to Gaza where it will physically challenge Israel’s illegal maritime blockade

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Solidarity Statement from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition with University Students and Staff

The Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition strongly supports the students and staff of universities across the world who are courageously advocating for an end to their universities’ and their governments’ complicity with Israel’s genocide in Palestine. The situation in Gaza is a human-made humanitarian crisis of immense proportions. For decades, Palestinians in Gaza have endured the

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Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s ‘Handala’ Ship Sets Sail Again From Norway

OSLO, NORWAY: The Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s (FFC) vessel Handala set sail to several Northern European countries today. Handala’s “For the Children of Gaza” mission departs from Norway to challenge and break the inhumane blockade of Gaza and to shed light on the consequences of the inhumane measures taken against Palestinian children by Israel, with the

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Press Conference: Under Israeli Pressure, Guinea Bissau Moves to Withdraw Flotilla Flags

For immediate release, Saturday April 27 ISTANBUL, TÜRKİYE: On Thursday afternoon, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition was contacted by the Guinea Bissau International Ships Registry (GBISR), requesting an inspection of our lead ship – Akdenez. This was a highly unusual request as our ship had already passed all required inspections; nevertheless, we agreed. The inspector arrived

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UN experts demand safe passage for Freedom Flotilla’s humanitarian mission to Gaza

GENEVA (26 April 2024) – UN experts today demanded safe passage for the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, whose ships departing Türkiye will be carrying 5,500 tonnes of humanitarian aid and hundreds of international humanitarian observers to the besieged Gaza Strip. “As the Freedom Flotilla approaches Palestinian territorial waters off Gaza, Israel must adhere to international law,

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Underhanded Israeli Tactic Delays Flotilla Departure

For immediate release, Thursday April 25. The Freedom Flotilla is ready to sail. All the required paperwork has been submitted to the port authority, and the cargo has been loaded and prepared for the trip to Gaza. However, today we received word of an administrative roadblock initiated by Israel in an attempt to prevent our

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Freedom Flotilla Has Completed Technical and Crewing Requirements

Freedom Flotilla Has Completed Technical and Crewing Requirements For immediate release, Wednesday April 24. We have completed all technical and crewing requirements in order to launch the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza on Friday April 26, 2024. Our final group of participants are undergoing the required nonviolent direct-action training today. Our Flotilla will carry over 5000

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Despite Distractions, Israel Is Still Killing Palestinians Daily

International participants arrive to sail with Freedom Flotilla to Break the Siege For immediate release, Friday April 19. ISTANBUL, TÜRKİYE: Hours ago, the media reported that Israel has attacked Iran. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition stands here to remind the world that with all the escalation between Israel and Iran, the killing is occurring in Gaza.

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