Category: Coalition statements

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Sailing again against the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza

    Sailing again against the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza

    The next #Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (For the Children of Gaza) has been postponed due to the #Coronavirus (#Covid19) pandemic. We will sail again when the ongoing global health restrictions on travel and public gatherings permit, making it safe and practical for our campaigns to visit ports. We had initially planned to sail to and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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”, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]