Category: Coalition statements

  • 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 […]

  • Press Release: “Marianne” sailors still imprisoned in Israel [UPD]

    [UPDATED: 2015-07-01 18:16 GMT+2] It has been more than 50 hours since Israeli navy attacked the “Marianne” in international waters, 100nm from Gaza, during one of its usual acts of State piracy, always behaving as the bullying state of eastern Mediterranean. 18 participants on board were kidnapped and brought by force and against their will […]

  • #FreedomFlotilla III: 47 Participants on Four Boats Sailing Now | #NextPortGaza

    Freedom Flotilla III, consisting of four boats, the converted fishing trawler “Marianne of Gothenburg” and the supporting sailing vessels “Rachel”, “Vittorio” and “Juliano II”, carrying 47 people from 17 countries, has been sailing since Saturday morning (Gaza time) to challenge the blockade of 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Our primary goal is to […]

  • Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza

    Passengers transferred to boats on Friday afternoon / Photo: D. Lampropoulos Today, June 27th 2015, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing […]

  • Freedom Flotilla III is Sailing to Open the Port of Gaza

    More than three boats, with more than 50 crew and passengers from about twenty countries are prepared to reach the port of Gaza and call on the international community to open it This year’s mission, organized by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition against the blockade and the siege of Gaza, is about to sail to highlight […]

  • Freedom Flotilla III will sail during the first half of 2015

    Freedom Flotilla III will sail during the first half of 2015

    Former Tunisian President affirms that he will be on board Tunis, March 30, 2015 Representatives of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and partner organizations traveled to Tunis last week where they participated in the World Social Forum.  During the WSF they met with several Palestinian and Tunisian civil society organizations. FFC representatives were also received […]

  • A new Freedom Flotilla will sail

    A new Freedom Flotilla will sail

    Athens, December 8, 2014 The humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate. Israel is not being held accountable for the damage it caused during its assault on the strip nor for the commitments it made as a part of the Egyptian brokered agreement to end hostilities. The port of Gaza remains closed and borders remain […]

  • The Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Sail to Gaza Again

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Sail to Gaza Again

    August 12, 2014 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Sail to Gaza Again: Responding to the Israeli aggression and the  complicity of world governments The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) met in Istanbul in the shadow of the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza. We have watched atrocities being committed against an already besieged population. In the two […]

  • FFC planning a new Flotilla to Gaza

    FFC planning a new Flotilla to Gaza

    July 28, 2014 for immediate release The Freedom Flotilla Coalition Condemns Israeli Attacks on Gaza, Ongoing Blockade, and International Complicity Planning to launch new Freedom Flotilla to Challenge Blockade

  • On the death of Uğur Süleyman Söylemez

    On the death of Uğur Süleyman Söylemez

    All members and supporters of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition express their condolences to the loved ones of Uğur Süleyman Söylemez, who died today after 4 years in a coma. He was brutally shot during Israel’s illegal boarding of the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010.

  • Our response to terrorist attack: we will sail in the Fall!

    Our response to terrorist attack: we will sail in the Fall!

    Statement from the Freedom Flotilla Coalition  on the terrorist attack on Gaza’s Ark For immediate release London, May 12, 2014 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition met in London over the last two days to discuss future plans in the wake of the terrorist attack on Gaza’s Ark in the port of Gaza, as well as future plans […]

  • International meeting in response to Gaza emergency

    International meeting in response to Gaza emergency

    La Spezia, Italy, November 3rd, 2013 As the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza passed its 2,300th day and as the effects of this blockade are magnified by an Egyptian crackdown on the Rafah tunnels and crossing, representatives of more than a dozen of international organizations met in La Spezia, Italy to organize against the blockade […]

  • URGENT: Ask Egypt to stop suffocating Gaza

    URGENT: Ask Egypt to stop suffocating Gaza

    Since July 3 of this year, the Egyptian authorities have closed the Rafah border crossing with Gaza in the face of Palestinian travelers,most of the time. At the same time, the Egyptian authorities have destroyed most of the tunnels upon which the Palestinians of Gaza rely for vital supplies. Together with the Israeli blockade, this […]

  • Gaza’s Ark and other Direct Action against the Blockade and for Freedom of Movement

    Gaza’s Ark and other Direct Action against the Blockade and for Freedom of Movement

    Freedom Flotilla Coalition Statement in Tunis, March 31, 2013. The international Freedom Flotilla Coalition, representing civil society solidarity organizations and individual activists from different countries, attended the World Social Forum in Tunis where we spread our call for direct non-violent action against the inhuman and illegal blockade of Gaza and in support of full freedom […]

  • FFC Statement: Rome, January 20, 2013

    FFC Statement: Rome, January 20, 2013

    FFC statement, January 19-20, 2013, Rome. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition met in Rome for two days of discussion of our past work and future plans, as we continue our struggle against the illegal and inhuman blockade of Gaza. Representatives from campaigns in Canada, Greece, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, as well as from the International Committee […]