Author: zohar

  • Sailing For the Children of Gaza

    Sailing For the Children of Gaza

    After the global pandemic pause, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition is now set to resume our sailing to challenge the illegal, immoral and inhuman blockade of Gaza. We met in London between 4-6 November with representatives of our member campaigns from different countries (Norway, Malaysia, US, Sweden, Canada, France, New Zealand, Turkey and the International Committee […]

  • Barbara Briggs-Letson PRESENTE!

    Barbara Briggs-Letson PRESENTE!

    Gaza Freedom Flotilla supporter and participant, 88-year-old Barbara Briggs-Letson passed on August 17 with her family and friends by her side. Barbara had a long history with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. She was a key ground crew member in 2011 with the #US Boat to Gaza Audacity of Hope in Athens. In 2016, she was […]

  • Palestinian Civil Society Under Threat

    On 22 October 2021, the Israeli Defence Ministry issued a military order accusing six Palestinian NGOs (Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees) of being affiliates of the Popular Front for […]

  • Freedom Flotilla-sponsored ambulance serving disabled patients in Gaza

    The #ambulance sponsored by Freedom Flotilla Coalition campaigns on the international Miles of Smiles solidarity #convoy, is now busy serving the needs of disabled patients in Gaza. The specially fitted ambulance has been assigned to the Outreach program of the Benevolent Society for Disabled People to transport patients to and from rehabilitation and medical services […]

  • The Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza Requires Ending the Blockade

    The Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza Requires Ending the Blockade

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC), consisting of 12 international partner campaigns, expresses its profound sadness regarding the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza and our outrage at its political causes. In 2012, the UN declared that the Gaza Strip would be uninhabitable by 2020. One year later and once again, Israel has led another brutal aerial, […]

  • No to EastMed, Stand with Palestine: The EastMed fossil imperialist project and solidarity with the Palestinian resistance

    No to EastMed, Stand with Palestine: The EastMed fossil imperialist project and solidarity with the Palestinian resistance

    Source While the liberation struggles of the oppressed and exploited have always been struggles over material resources and over what relations humans should have with their natural environment, recent periods have brought the struggles to stop environmental destruction and climate change to the fore, all across the imperialist world system, from peripheries to metropoles. Similarly, […]

  • It is time for the ICC to finally open the investigation on Israel/Palestine!

    It is time for the ICC to finally open the investigation on Israel/Palestine!

    9 November 2020 Raji Sourani, Principal Counsel and Legal Representative of Victims before the ICC, Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Gaza, Palestine. It took the ICC Prosecutor five years to conclude her preliminary examination on the ​Situation in Palestine​, which found “a reasonable basis” to believe that “war crimes have been or […]

  • The Future of the Children of the West Bank is the Present of the Children of Gaza

    The Future of the Children of the West Bank is the Present of the Children of Gaza

    In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara a group of Israeli and Palestinian activists conducted a webinar calling for the immediate and complete lifting of the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip. The full event can be seen here. The participants included members of the Knesset Aida Touma […]

  • Two years later, supplies still not delivered and Freedom Flotilla boats neglected

    Two years later, supplies still not delivered and Freedom Flotilla boats neglected

    On July 29 and August 3, 2018, two Freedom Flotilla boats heading peacefully towards Gaza to challenge the illegal Israeli blockade were attacked and hijacked by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) navy in international waters. Participants on board Al Awda (The Return) and Freedom were assaulted and robbed of personal property while in IOF custody. […]

  • Al Mezan Press Release

    Al Mezan Press Release

    In the face of potential COVID-19 outbreak in the Gaza Strip, Israel is obliged to take measures to save lives, permitting the entry of medical equipment and supplies, to meet patients’ needs This letter signed by several human rights organizations was published on April 7, 2020 With over 250 identified COVID-19 Palestinian patients in the […]

  • While International Law fails, the Freedom Flotilla sails

    While International Law fails, the Freedom Flotilla sails

    “This is not over yet, we are calling on Judges of the International Criminal Court to step in.” On December 2 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Public Prosecutor’s Office decided not to open an investigation into war crimes committed by members of the Israeli military in the boarding of the Mavi Marmara, and its […]

  • 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 […]