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Women`s Boat to Gaza – oppose confiscation of Zaytouna-Oliva at Haifa Court!
Women`s Boat to Gaza – oppose confiscation of Zaytouna-Oliva at Haifa
Today, Monday 19 December, 2016 (13:00) Haifa District court (acting as
Maritime court) at Ave. Pal Yam 15a, Haifa, there will be a protest against
the ongoing illegal blockade of Gaza and to demand the return of our Freedom
Flotilla boat so that we can take it to Gaza without delay.
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) has been challenging the illegal
blockade of the Gaza Strip for years, employing direct action, consisting of
boats sailing to and from Gaza. The most recent attempt was the Women`s Boat
to Gaza, which ended when a sailing boat (Zaytouna-Oliva), with 13 women
from different countries, sailed across the Mediterranean Sea towards Gaza.
As with all of our boats in the last five years, the Israeli Occupation
Forces attacked it. Zaytouna Oliva was illegally boarded in international
waters and taken against our will to Ashdod, denying us the ability to reach
our sisters and brothers in Palestine.
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition is represented in this case by the Israeli
law firm of Gaby Lasky, who helped free many of our Women`s Boat to Gaza
participants and who successfully challenged the Israeli government`s
illegal seizure of the Swedish Ship to Gaza sailing vessel Estelle in the
Israeli Supreme Court.
These legal cases are part of our ongoing strategy to challenge and end the
illegal and inhumane blockade of Gaza. To help cover our legal costs and
contribute to our ongoing work, visit wbg.freedomflotilla.org/donations and
donate to any of our Freedom Flotilla Coalition campaigns.
For more information, contact Zohar Chamberlain Regev
Or other Freedom Flotilla media contacts: wbg.freedomflotilla.org/media-room
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