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  • 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”, […]

  • The role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Resistance

    Conference participants at the entrance of the European Parliament On 26 September the conference, ‘The role of women in the Palestinian Popular Resistance’ took place in the European Parliament, with more than 90 people including representatives of Women’s Boat to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla in attendance. The conference was organized by the Unadikun Association […]

  • 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 […]

  • Women’s Boat to Gaza: A message of hope and solidarity

      The Women’s boat to Gaza is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) initiative.  By launching a women’s boat, women from all over the world aim to highlight the undeniable contributions of Palestinian women who have been central within the Palestinian struggle in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the Green Line and in the diaspora, and […]

  • New strategic plan adopted by Freedom Flotilla Coalition

    Barcelona, November 1, 2015for immediate release In light of the extremely deteriorated situation in Palestine, the Israeli oppression and the continued blockade of Gaza, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) met in Barcelona to evaluate past actions and plan for future work.  The following strategic plan was adopted: 2016: Women’s Boat to Gaza will sail to […]

  • Difficulties faced & Plan changes

    Difficulties faced & Plan changes

    Statement from the FFC re. Freedom Flotilla III The plan for Freedom Flotilla III was to have three boats challenging the blockade and two accompanying/supporting boats. Of the three, the Marianne was on its way from Sweden since May while the Juliano was being prepared in Corfu and the Agios Nikolaos was being prepared in Athens, to […]

  • Freedom Flotilla Coalition makes a call to restore the international law

    Freedom Flotilla Coalition makes a call to restore the international law

    Israel has not only taken over the sky, borders and Palestinian territorial waters, but has also extended its blockade in the Mediterranean Sea up to 100 nautical miles, violating international and maritime law. During the operation of hijacking  “Marianne” Israeli soldiers used violence, threats  and abuse against crew and passengers. The IDF referred to the […]