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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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People standing on bow of 'Handala' boat in port, with Palestinian flags, and a flag reading "Ship to Gaza".

{:en}London commemorates the 14th anniversary of the attack on the first Freedom Flotilla{:}{:ar}لندن تحيي الذكرى الرابعة عشرة للهجوم على أسطول الحرية الأول{:}

{:en}{:en}https://www.youtube.com/live/yPBQYG9ptww                                     Despite the dedicated efforts of the planning team and crew, worsening weather conditions have made it impossible for the Handala to arrive safely in London. We are deeply saddened by this situation and extend our sincere

{:en}London commemorates the 14th anniversary of the attack on the first Freedom Flotilla{:}{:ar}لندن تحيي الذكرى الرابعة عشرة للهجوم على أسطول الحرية الأول{:} Read More »

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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Freedom Flotilla 2024-04-27 Press Conference

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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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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{:en}International Civilian Aid Flotilla to Break the Siege of Gaza{:}{:de}Internationale zivile Hilfsflottille zur Durchbrechung der Belagerung des Gazastreifens{:}

{:en}Media Release April 4, 2024 The international Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) will sail in mid April with multiple vessels, carrying 5500 tons of humanitarian aid and hundreds of international human rights observers to challenge the ongoing illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. This is an emergency mission as the situation in Gaza is dire,

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{:en}Save Gaza cargo ship sails from Libya with aid for Gaza{:}{:ar}سفينة المساعدات الليبية تبحر من ميناء مصراتة محملة بالمساعدات لغزة{:}

{:en}The International Campaign to Save Gaza cargo ship leaves the Libyan port of Misrata today with a cargo of humanitarian aid bound for Gaza. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition appreciates the popular efforts in Libya, which resulted in this great achievement and were able to collect such large quantities of aid (1600 tons) for the Palestinians

{:en}Save Gaza cargo ship sails from Libya with aid for Gaza{:}{:ar}سفينة المساعدات الليبية تبحر من ميناء مصراتة محملة بالمساعدات لغزة{:} Read More »

{:en}FFC is on the move: Break the Siege of Gaza{:}{:ar}تحالف أسطول الحرية يعلن عن تحرك جديد للإبحار لكسر الحصار عن غزة{:}{:es}La FFC está en marcha: Romper el asedio a Gaza{:}{:fr}La Coalition de la Flottille de la Liberté est prête à prendre la mer pour briser le siège de Gaza{:}{:pt}A Flotilha da Liberdade está em movimento: Romper o Cerco a Gaza{:}{:it}FFC è in azione: Rompere l’Assedio a Gaza{:}{:de}FFC setzt sich in Bewegung: Schluss mit der Belagerung von Gaza{:}

{:en}The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) announces our plan to sail again to challenge Israel’s unlawful and deadly siege of Gaza. In the coming weeks, a flotilla will put to sea carrying thousands of tonnes of urgently needed humanitarian aid that will be delivered directly to Palestinians in Gaza. After 17 years of a brutal blockade

{:en}FFC is on the move: Break the Siege of Gaza{:}{:ar}تحالف أسطول الحرية يعلن عن تحرك جديد للإبحار لكسر الحصار عن غزة{:}{:es}La FFC está en marcha: Romper el asedio a Gaza{:}{:fr}La Coalition de la Flottille de la Liberté est prête à prendre la mer pour briser le siège de Gaza{:}{:pt}A Flotilha da Liberdade está em movimento: Romper o Cerco a Gaza{:}{:it}FFC è in azione: Rompere l’Assedio a Gaza{:}{:de}FFC setzt sich in Bewegung: Schluss mit der Belagerung von Gaza{:} Read More »