Category: News

  • 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 […]

  • FFC Ambulance in Service in Gaza

    FFC Ambulance in Service in Gaza

    Article in The Palestine Chronicle describing the result of contributions by Freedom Flotilla Coalition members to alleviate medical transport needs in Gaza.

  • 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 […]

  • New Ambulances Arrive in Gaza!

    New Ambulances Arrive in Gaza!

    Thanks to Freedom Flotilla Coalition member Kia Ora Gaza out of New Zealand who have been leading the FFC support on this ambulance project. They report: Soon after the ‘Peace Train’ solidarity convoy of 27 ambulances broke through the siege and rolled in to Gaza yesterday, convoy representative Abdullah Al-Hajjar from ‘Miles of Smiles’ partner, […]

  • The Ambulances Are Gaza-Bound!

    The Ambulances Are Gaza-Bound!

    27 new and fully-equipped ambulances have been loaded on trailers and are traveling through the Sinai towards Gaza. These ambulances, headed to bomb-ravaged Gaza from Egypt, are part of an international solidarity mission to help resurrect the besieged enclave’s health services devastated by Israel’s siege and recurring brutal bombardments.

  • The May 2021 Massacre

    The May 2021 Massacre

    See coverage most Western media don’t show us on what happened in May 2021. This Al Jazeera program entitled “60-Minute Warning” provides both context and details of what was destroyed by Israeli forces in Gaza.  

  • Health Crisis in Gaza-Exclusive Interview

    Health Crisis in Gaza-Exclusive Interview

    VIDEO: An exclusive interview with Dr Medhat Abbas, spokesperson for Gaza’s Ministry of Health, on 18 August 2021. Dr Abbas describes the current health crisis facing Gaza in the aftermath of Israel’s devastating 11-day bombardment in May, and their crippling 15 year siege, plus the Covid pandemic. Interviewer: Gaza journalist Wafaa Aludaini for Kia Ora […]

  • Australian FFC Member Interview

    Australian FFC Member Interview

    Interview with James Godfrey on Solidarity with Palestine & much more. James Godfrey, from Gaza Freedom Flotilla Australia, discusses being part of the struggle for Palestinian liberation and justice, solidarity, and details about previous flotilla efforts. PressCast Interview with James Godfrey

  • 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, […]

  • Honouring and mourning Mary Hughes Thompson

    Honouring and mourning Mary Hughes Thompson

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition mourns the passing and celebrates the life of the great Palestinian activist Mary Hughes Thompson. Mary was one of the co-founders of the Free Gaza Movement that created, coordinated and organized the only boats that have broken the 53 year Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. In 2008, Free Gaza boats made […]

  • UN General Assembly Reaffirms Palestinian Sovereignty

    UN General Assembly Reaffirms Palestinian Sovereignty

    On December 3, 2020, the UN General Assembly passed resolution 75/236 entitled: “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.” The resolution passed with 153 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 17 abstaining.  The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thank you for the endorsement…

    We appreciate the endorsement of the new prime minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett, and his concern over how the Gaza Freedom Flotilla is portrayed in the media. (Historical interview)

  • 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. […]

  • Reprendre la mer contre le blocus illégal de Gaza

    Reprendre la mer contre le blocus illégal de Gaza

    La prochaine flottille de la liberté (pour les enfants de Gaza) a été reportée pour cause de pandémie de covid-19. Nous reprendrons la mer quand les restrictions sanitaires générales actuelles sur les déplacements et les rassemblements le permettront, assurant ainsi la sécurité et la faisabilité pour nos campagnes de faire des escales dans divers ports. […]

  • Online Flotilla events during May 2020

    Online Flotilla events during May 2020

    In May 2020, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition sponsored a series of webinars to commemorate those killed on the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel that have been killed by the Israeli military and the inhumane policies of the Israeli government. May 31, 2020 is the […]

  • Freedom Flotilla will sail against the illegal blockade of Gaza later than planned

    Freedom Flotilla will sail against the illegal blockade of Gaza later than planned

    In light of global health restrictions on travel and public gatherings, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has decided to delay our planned departure towards Gaza. We had initially planned to visit several southern European ports in April and May of this year, and head for Gaza at the end of May, to coincide with the 10th […]

  • 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 […]