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  • 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:
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    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 strike for their 24th day, demanding of their basic rights. The brutal Israeli Occupation has detained their freedom as a punishment for their legitimate struggle against the occupation of their homeland, it even deprives them of their basic needs, and practices systematic repressive policies against them, which violate principles of International Law.

  • Call from Palestine to the Freedom Flotilla

    We the Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip and the rest of occupied Palestine, on this day, more than eight years after closures began on Gaza, are saying: Enough inaction, enough discussion, enough waiting - the full siege on the Gaza Strip by land, air and sea must end.

    The atrocities in the war on Gaza last summer left us with a loss of 2.200 lives, among them over 500 children. More than 11.000 people were injured. The physical destruction was devastating. The homeless can be counted to 100.000.

  • 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 end its illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the illegal blockade of Gaza. No country can violate international law by imposing a capital city on occupied land.

    The FFC also condemns all violence perpetrated by Israel forces all over Palestine, including in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Palestinians' right to peacefully protest and resist the occupation must be defended by international voices. We call on civil society to appeal to their respective governments in the strongest terms to speak out about ongoing violations of international law and human rights. Civil society around the world must continue to join in peaceful protest and direct actions to send a clear message that this unilateral abuse of power will not be tolerated.

    The Freedoms Flotilla's ongoing grassroots direct actions against the blockade of Gaza and for Palestinian freedom of movement depend on your support, please see sgf.freedomflotilla.org/donate

  • 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 seen. We hope that, backed by the strength of the United Nations, this experience encourages you to bring maximum pressure on the State of Israel to lift the illegal and inhumane blockade the people of Gaza have been living under for ten years.

    We want to remind you that there are many civil society and religious groups around the world who are watching the worsening situation in horror. We are depending on the United Nations, under your leadership, to work at the international level to increase the pressure from all nation states to use every economic and political measure to remind the State of Israel of the standards expected of the civilized nations of the world.

  • 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, undeSGF logor 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 was launched with a call to all artists/designers globally for submissions of a criterion based logo for SGF that represented the situation of fishers in Gaza who face restrictions and violence from the Israeli Occupation Forces.

  • 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, members of the Security Council of the United Nations and governments of all participants in the Women’s Boat to Gaza campaign to take firm and determined actions  to pressure Israel and Egypt to immediately end the blockade of Gaza. It also called for sanctions and the cancellation of commercial agreements and cooperation in fields such as medicine and education.

  • 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 three nautical miles from the Gaza shore, northwest of Gaza City, killing a 25 year old fisherman, Mohammed Majed Bakr, whose wife is now a widow with two small children, aged one and three. In violation of International Law, Israel has declared that Gaza fishers can only fish in a zone close to the Gaza shore. When the massive attack on the population of Gaza ended in 2014, Israel promised to increase the size of zone where Palestinians could fish. Once the international media attention had faded, Israel went back on its word. Even within that area the IOF navy routinely terrorises Palestinian fishers, destroying or stealing fishing boats, destroying their nets and confiscating their catch.

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