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2016

Women's boat hijacked

Yesterday afternoon, we heard that the Women’s Boat to Gaza was making good progress on the Mediterranean and the wom...

Israel arrests dozens of national democratic assembly leaders and members

In the early morning hours of Sunday September 18, the Israeli police began an arbitrary arrest campaign targeting Pa...

Onour8thanniversary

By Greta Berlin, Co-Founder, Free Gaza movementWe were so late leaving Cyprus for Gaza. The 30+ passengers waiting in...

Fg board member, audrey bomse receives award

The Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award is presented on an annual basis as a national Guild award to honor o...

Hedy epstein, rights activist and holocaust survivor, dies at 91

On Aug. 18, 2014, a crowd gathered outside the downtown St. Louis office of Jay Nixon, the governor of Missouri. The ...

Audrey bomse receives venceremos award

Free Gaza board member and attorney receives Venceremos” Award from the National Lawyers Guild.She is a global people...

An open letter to the austrian media

CONTACT: Heather Wokusch, Founder of ‘In Grandmothers’ Words’, USA/Austria (English): heath...

2015

Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch: or Maybe It’s Time to Try Something DifferentSeven years ago, we sailed into the port of Gaza; e...

Icc decision on the gaza flotilla raid is just the start of israel’s troubles

What this Haaretz article does not cover is one of the reasons this case was reopened. Many of you who had been on th...

Hijackingthemarianne

In the early morning of June 29th, armed Israeli commandos raided the Swedish fishing trawler, ‘Marianne’, part of a ...

Petition: end the siege

Click on this link and it will take you to the petition where you can sign Petition to UN Explanation is below.

Greta berlin on the gaza freedom flotilla iii

with Mike BurchGreta Berlin is an American peace activist who supports the Palestinian people in their quest to obtai...

2014

statement from the freedom flotilla coalition

December 8, 2014The humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate. Israel is not being held accountable for...

We Have Not Forgotten

In August 2008, our two ramshackle boats, Free Gaza and Liberty, were hiding out somewhere in the Mediterranean, batt...

For One Brief Shining Moment Gaza Had An Open Port

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPassengers on first trip are available for interviews. Greta Berlin, France, Iristulip@gmail.co...

Freedom Flotilla Coalition To Sail To Gaza Again

Responding to the Israeli aggression and the complicity of world governmentsAugust 12, 2014The Freedom Flotilla Coal...

Planning To Launch New Freedom Flotilla

Planning to launch new Freedom Flotilla to Challenge BlockadeJuly 28, 2014for immediate releaseFor more information:E...

Gaza's Ark Attacked

Gaza City - GazaAt 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th, the night guard on board Gaza's Ark received a call to leave the ...

Setting a Precedent: The Case Against Israel

On March 7, 2014, the Turkish NGO, Humanitarian Aid Foundation (IHH) joined the referral to the International Crimina...

2013

Shut In, Shut Down, Shut Up: Three Years after Mavi Marmara

May 20, 2013Three years ago, the Free Gaza movement was wrapping up final preparations for a flotilla of eight ships ...

ICC Prosecutor Receives Referral from Comoros Regarding Mavi Marmara

Statement: 14.05.2013 ICC Prosecutor receives referral by the authorities of the Union of the Comoros in relation t...

Gaza on My Mind

I’ve been coming to Gaza for a long time.  My first time was in 1985 and this is now my seventh trip to the region.  ...

Families of Flotilla Dead Want More than Apology

By Col. Ann Wright, Free Gaza Board MemberRepresentatives of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humani...

The Top other thing Netanyahu Needs to Apologize For: The Gaza Blockade

Posted on 03/24/2013 by Juan ColeThe one diplomatic success of President Obama’s mainly pro forma visit to Israel and...

Judicial report of Mavi Marmara trials released

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has released an extensive report concerning the cases filed across the world into...

Broken Truce, Broken Dreams

OJ was on the first trip into Gaza on board the Free Gaza when we landed on August 23, 2008. She has since been back ...

This is a cease fire?

Khuza'a, Gaza Strip: For the last hour I've been able to see from my appartment window small fishing boats close in ...

List of Dead and Wounded since November Ceasefire

Since November 22, 2012, 4 Palestinians have been killed and 75 Palestinians, including 14 children have been wounded...

Shot through Forehead by Israeli Sniper

The two reports below are from Free Gaza passengers, Orange Jenny (OJ) and Theresa McDermott. They are staying in Gaz...

The Murder of Anouar Al Mamluk

Theresa McDermott was on Free Gaza's first trip, August 22-28, 2008 when we broke through Israel's siege. She was al...

They are scared. We are dying.

An eloquent statement from a farmer in Gaza.January, 2013: I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to wo...

Fatal attack east of Jabalia - a further violation of the ceasefire

OJ was one of the passengers and crew members on board the Free Gaza, the first boat to enter the Gaza port in 41 yea...

Visits to Families in Gaza, January 10, 2013

Theresa McDermott was on Free Gaza's first trip, August 22-28, 2008 when we broke through Israel's siege. She was als...

2012

Join International Figures Supporting Gaza's Ark

Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Alice Wal...

The Book Can Move to Tears

Those were the eloquent words of Ray McGovern when the piece of art from Holland came to him by mail.  “The artwork a...

Israeli forces fire on Gaza Farmers and Internationals in Khuza’a

:</span>http://www.youtube.com/watch?</wbr>v=rYxZ2lVZca8</span>December 12th, 2012: Gaza- Israeli ...

INTERNATIONAL NONVIOLENT PEACE ACTIVISTS ACCOMPANY FARMERS AT "BUFFER ZONE"

The following report has just come in from Free Gaza's board member, Maria del mar Fernandez, who is staying in Gaza ...

Shattered Lives in Gaza

December 10, 2012How the IDF Targeted CiviliansThe father of the family, Jamal Mahmoud Yassin al-Dalu, was praying w...

Emergency Delegation to Gaza Winds Up Week of Witness to War’s Devastation, Gazans’ Resilience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Audrey Bomse, Free Gaza, +1 856 986 2213, audreybomse@hotmail.comMedea Benjamin, 415-23...

Israel Is Dangerously Breaking the Ceasefire

The report below is from Maria del mar Ferndandez, one of the board members of Free Gaza. She will remain in Gaza unt...

Be a Part of Art and a Witness to History

Raise Money for Projects in GazaNovember 29, 2012, The Hague: From December 27, 2008 until January 18, 2009, Israel l...

Where’s the Accountability for Israeli War Crimes?

The Palestinian Authority would be “traitors” if they agreed to a condition the UK is seeking to impose in exchange ...

In Some Cases, You See a Big Hole instead of a Home

Free Gaza joins Emergency International Delegation to GazaTuesday, November 27 (Cairo, Egypt) The Free Gaza movement ...

West Bank Demonstrations in Support of Gaza

Report from activists around the occupied West Bank on demonstrations yesterday and today in support of the people of...

Se necesitan desesperadamente internacionales en Gaza

PENGO, Stop the Wall Campaign y el Movimiento Free Gaza hace una llamada a internacionales para ir a GazaWednesday, N...

Internationals Desperately Needed in Gaza

PENGO, Stop the Wall Campaign and the Free Gaza MovementCall for Internationals to come to Gaza We are urging intern...

Names of Murdered Palestinians

These men, women and children had hopes and dreams of the future. They were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and th...

It Was a Night of Horror

Dr. Mona El-Farra, Director of Gaza Projects, is a physician by training and a human rights and women’s rights activ...

Gaza is no longer alone

Ahdaf Soueif, The Guardian, Fri 16 Nov 2012 20.00 GMT...Large groups of young Egyptians have been heading for Gaza; m...

Israeli Military Assault on Gaza – ‘Operation Pillar of Defence’ – Not defence but murder of unarmed civilians….

The following statement was written by Nobel Laureate, Mairead Maguire. She successfully entered Gaza on Free Gaza's ...

Israeli Aggression on Gaza: Pillar of Fire

 On November 14, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) unleashed another massacre in Gaza. In just one day, 15 Pa...

After the Estelle brought hope, it’s time to build hope from within: Gaza’s Ark

The blockade-running ship Estelle did not need to reach the port of Gaza to bring hope to the people there....

Palestinians should be allowed to exploit gas fields in Gaza.

'Alan Duncan calls for Israel to lift Gaza blockade. Report on DflD questions on Palestine, October 31, 2012: A m...

Estelle crew were beaten during the attack and by interrogators

for immediate release Montreal; 20121022 - 22h00 As Jim Manly, former Canadian  MP (1980-88) and retire...

Israel Still Holding Gaza-Bound Passengers, Including Parliamentarians; Some Tasered

Video Disproves Israeli Government Claims on Estelle Cargo; 3 Israelis, 18 Internationals HeldFor immediate release:...

International concern for Jim Manly and the crew of the Estelle

for immediate release Montreal: The Freedom Flotilla Coalition is concerned about the treatment of the Estelle ...

Israel Seizes Gaza-bound boat in International Waters, Defying International Law Kidnaps Parliamentarians and activists

for immediate release contact: US Boat to Gaza, Robert Naiman, 217-979-2857; naiman@justforeignpolicy.org </wbr>...

Imaging Peace & War

Compare the Estelle to one of the Israeli warships that may attack it ”Estelle is a steel-hulled 53-m...

Israel Threatens Boarding the Estelle in International Waters

for immediate release Montreal, 20121019-13h15 We received a message from the Finnish foreign department (the ...

Former Israeli Air Force combat pilot boards Gaza-bound boat

Israeli peace activist Yonatan Shapira, who had been a combat pilot in the Israeli Air F...

Ann Wright Disinvited to Sail

Statement by Ann Wright on the "Dis-Invitation" of her by the Swedish Boat to Gaza "Estelle" steering committee to ...

As Israel Threatens the Estelle, Ann Wright Joins Passengers

Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomatm Ann Wright will be a passenger on the Estelle.  She departs the US  ...

We support justice in Palestine not demonizing each other

In the past few days, Free Gaza and Greta Berlin have been viciously attacked for a mistake that Greta made when she ...

Statement from Greta Berlin

I am not a Holocaust denier. And I am not a supporter of the video that I posted, nor would I ever have been. It was...

Apology regarding TWEET

A TWEET from the Free Gaza TWITTER account was posted several days ago that had a link to a lecture titled, "Zionist...

New book tells harrowing, yet uplifting story of the first boats to break the Gaza blockade

Media Advisory September 26, 2012 Book launch Canadian tour Free Gaza Movement co-founder Greta ...

ANNOUNCING FREE GAZA II

 We are pleased to announce the members of the new Free Gaza working board who will work on Gaza-centered projects,...

"Freedom Sailors" is being attacked

Our book, Freedom Sailors, is under attack by Zionists from several Facebook Israel-First pages. The message below is...

Huwaida Arraf Interviewed about verdict in Rachel Corrie Lawsuit

http://www.voiceofpalestine.</wbr>ca/?page_id=2587 Voice of Palestine will be interviewing Huwaida Arraf Tue...

You Will Never Make It

London, UK, August 23, 2012 Four years ago, 44 bedraggled passengers on two rickety boats sailed into the port of Gaz...

They Said It Could Not Be Done

Our book, Freedom Sailors, will be released August 23, 2012. It is the inside story of our first voyage to Gaza four ...

Freedom Sailors: The Inside Story of Our First Voyage to Gaza

Freedom

Freedom Sailors will be launched August 23

Freedom Sailors is a much-needed account of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed what seemed l...

International Pressure to Israel: Stop the Blockade of Gaza NOW

International Pressure Mounts Over Gaza Blockade Gaza 14 June 2012: Fifty international charities and United Nations ...

The Night On Board the Mavi Marmara

Here is Kevin Neish's story of that night two years ago, May 31 2010, when Freedom Flotilla 1 was attacked, plus a t...

Gaza's Ark: Building Hope

The Canadian Boat to Gaza, in cooperation, with international initiatives in the US, Australia and other countries, ...

Outing Omer: The Fake Gay “Flotilla Activist”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(London, May 4, 2012) Last summer, “Omer” posted a video saying he had been turned down as a pas...

Gaza “More Dire Than Ever”

April 11, 2012During the Israeli “Operation Cast Lead” in Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009, Dr. Gilbert was one of only two ou...

I have returned from Beit Hanoun. A terrible day.

I spent the early afternoon at a demonstration attended by several thousand people. The Hamas authorities refused to...

They Will Never Beg

We don't usualy post blogs, but this one from Audacity of Hope passenger, Johnny Barber, is eloquent and timely. He i...

Adalah Reveals: Israeli Military Order Prohibiting Ships and Individuals from Entering Gaza was Issued after the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Set Sail

ADALAH PRESS RELEASE 15 February 2012Comes in Response to Supreme Court Petition Demanding                           ...

U.S.-Backed Bahraini Forces Arrest and Deport Two American Peace Activists Acting as Human Rights Observers

On Saturday, Bahrain arrested and deported two U.S. human rights lawyers, Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaaz move...

American Citizens Deported from Bahrain for Human Rights Work:

Government Cracks Down on International Witnesses as Bahrainis Prepare for Return to Pearl Roundabout For immediate ...

2011

Open Letter from Gaza: Three Years after the Massacre, Justice or Nothing!

 Open Letter from Gaza: Three Years after the Massacre, Justice or Nothing! Tuesday, 27th December, 2011Besieged Gaza...

Don't Miss THE RAID, The Untold Story of the Gaza Flotilla

Hello,THE RAID documentary will be broadcasted in the USA by Link TV. Feel free to spread this information among your...

17 Israeli Warships Surround and Force collision between Freedom Waves boats--Water Cannons blew out windows and almost sunk the Irish boat Saoirse

Published on Monday, November 14, 2011 by Kit KittredgeWhy I wanted to Challenge the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza...

ISRAELIS PREVENT IRISH ACTIVISTS FROM BOARDING FLIGHT HOME

Irish Ship to GazaFor Immediate Release: Thursday 10 November 2011, 9:45 amFor more information, contact:Laurence Dav...

Canadians face two months of incarceration in Israel without trial

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, November 9, 2011For more information:English inquiries: Wendy Goldsmith, Canadian ...

"I am not on the boats to Gaza":

November 2, 2011 Mazin QumsiehDear friends and colleagues This letter was written and rewritten four times as the up...

ACT NOW!! BOATS SAILING NOW TO GAZA! SPREAD THE WORD.

Israel and the US outsourced the siege of Gaza to Athens last summer by preventing 8 boats in the Freedom Flotilla 2-...

Why the Palmer Report Deserves No Deference

September 14, 2011 3Israel Given Two Bites of the Appleby AUDREY BOMSE,  Co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Fr...

Palmer/Uribe Report Whitewashes Israeli Crimes

FREEDOM FLOTILLA II PRESS STATEMENT Sunday, 4 September 2011For immediate release Sadly the Palmer/Uribe Report o...

As Turkey Freezes Israel Ties, Critics Decry “Whitewashed” U.N. Report on Gaza Flotilla, Blockade

From DEMOCRACY NOW!Turkey has downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel and frozen military cooperation ahead of a long-...

Palmer/Uribe Report: Another Attempt by Israel to Whitewash Murder

On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos brutally attacked Freedom Flotilla 1, killing eight Turkish and one American passe...

Palmer Report Has No Mandate to Determine Legality of Israel's Blockade

The Palmer panel did not interview anyone. It's mandate was limited to reviewing the findings & conclusions of t...

Breaking the Siege and the Diplomatic Impasse: An Interview with Huwaida Arraf

http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/2244/breaking-the-siege-and-the-diplomatic-impasse_an-i0 Jul 28 2011 by Noura Er...

French Campaign PR: They're Coming Home

From the French Campaign: Un Bateu pour Gaza They’re coming home The 12 passengers on board of the French boat were ...

Delivering letter from Gaza to Greek Embassy in Washington DC

Greek Embassy, Washington DC. Monday July 18, 2011DC-area activists deliver letter from Palestinians in Gaza to the G...

Dignité on the last leg of voyage to Gaza

For Immediate ReleaseDignité on the last leg of voyage to Gaza: Small French ship carrying message that cannot be sil...

The Dignite - al Karama must go on

18 July 2011 | A French Boat for GazaThe French government must fulfill its responsibilities! In a few hours, the Dig...

Letter from Gaza to be delivered to Greek Embassies around the world

The small French-flagged ship, MV Dignite, is currently making its way to Gaza, carrying citizens from Canada, France...

French boat Dignité of Freedom Flotilla II leaves Greece

16 July 2011 For Immediate ReleaseContact on Dignite: 00870 7764 16715 or 0046 707 229 165 dror.feiler@gmail.com or c...

Gaza rejects Greek government charity

The following letter was delivered to the Greek Government on July 12, 2011 making it clear that the people of Gaza s...

Free Gaza endorses the BNC call for immediate embargo on Israel

The Free Gaza Movement welcomes, endorses, and supports the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) call for an ...

Response to Greek Government Offer

On Sunday 3 July the Free Gaza movement and Freedom Flotilla 2 organizers learned from media sources of an offer by t...

Don’t let Israel export the blockade of Gaza to Greece

Contact:London: Alex Harrison, 07594 857448Mary Thomas, 07542 358318Munir Nuseibah, 07521 378029 (Arabic)London, 3 Ju...

Gaza flotilla: We still plan to breach blockade

3 July 2011 | Associated PressOrganizers of a Gaza-bound flotilla said Sunday they have not abandoned their plans to ...

British activists on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla demand that David Cameron guarantee their safe passage

For Immediate ReleaseContact:Athens: Ewa Jasiewicz, 0030 694 241 5348London: Alex Harrison, 07594 857448London, 29 Ju...

Demand Greece allow the Flotilla to sail!

Following the intense pressure from the United States and Israeli governments, Greece has announced that they will pr...

Do the Israeli territorial waters reach up to the port of Piraeus /Keratsini?

1 July 2011 | Ship to Gaza GreeceFor Immediate ReleaseAn unprecedented statement of the Greek Ministry of Protection ...

Sabotage of M.V. Saoirse in Turkey 'an act of international terrorism'

30 June 2011 | Irish Ship to GazaThe Irish-owned ship, the MV Saoirse, that was meant to take part in Freedom Flotill...

Audacity invites media to inspect boat

29 June 2011 | US Boat to GazaContact: Athens: Donna Nevel, +30-694-266-3852; New York: Leslie Cagan, 347-581-1782Aud...

Free Gaza opens London media office

For immediate release:As the Freedom Flotilla 2 – Stay Human readies to sail, Free Gaza, the organization which has s...

Petition from Gaza: Break the siege, support Freedom Flotilla II

Petition from Gaza: Break the Siege; Support Freedom Flotilla IIBesieged Gaza, Occupied PalestineWe Palestinians of G...

U.S. Boat rejects Israeli Army allegation of violence

28 June 2011 | US to GazaContact: Athens: Donna Nevel, +30-694-266-3852;New York: Leslie Cagan, 347-581-1782U.S. Boat...

Freedom Flotilla II participants

Below is an approximate list of the Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human participantsSpain - Gernicka, 30 passengersFranc...

Gaza, we are coming

27 June 2011 | FREEDOM FLOTILLA IIContact: Huwaida Arraf, Athens +30-694-781-5798Greta Berlin, Athens +33 607 374 512...

Greek officials attempt to block U.S. Boat to Gaza from leaving port

26 June 2011 | US Boat to GazaFor Immediate Release:Contact:Athens: Felice Gelman 30-694-266-0406New York: Leslie Cag...

State Department officials have an obligation to speak out against Israeli threats to attack U.S. Boat to Gaza

24 June 2011 | US Boat to GazaFor Immediate ReleaseState Department Officials Have an Obligation to Speak Out Against...

Israel proves that Flotillas work

24 June 2011 | GreeceFor Immediate ReleaseIsrael’s announcement of authorization for construction materials for 1,200...

Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human will sail to Gaza

17 June 2011 | IstanbulFor Immediate Release:Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human is a rainbow coalition of human rights ...

The top 10 reasons why the opening of Rafah Crossing just doesn't cut it

 16 June 2011 | GISHAIn no particular order of importance, we thought we'd list some of the reasons why the opening o...

Nobel Peace laureates to Ban Ki-Moon: Safe Passage for Gaza Flotilla

16 June 2011 | Nobel Women's InitiativeFour women Nobel Peace Laureates have sent an open letter calling on United Na...

Statement from the Freedom Flotilla II –Stay Human Steering Committee to the UN Human Rights Council

15 June 2011In September 2010 the international Fact-Finding Mission to investigate violations of international law r...

Message in a Bottle

Freedom Flotilla 2 is setting sail to Gaza soon. Despite claims that the flotilla is not needed because “Rafah is now...

Worldwide demonstrations in support of the Freedom Flotilla II

Register or find solidarity actions and fundraising events in your area for the Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human<p...

A call from Gaza in support of the Freedom Flotilla II

June 12,  2011 We the Palestinians of the Besieged Gaza Strip, on this day, five years after closures began on Gaza ,...

Dear Israel: It is you who is the provocateur, not us

ANNOUNCEMENTJune 12, 2011Regarding statements of government officials in Israel (echoed by officials in other countri...

Israel Responds to Flotilla Pressure by “Allowing More Crumbs” into Gaza

Aid Does Not Equal FreedomJune 5, 2011For Immediate Release Contact: Adam Shapiro, +30-694-781-5798, adamsop@gmail.co...

Announcing: Towards Gaza, live from the Freedom Flotilla

Book available athttp://www.lulu.com/product/</wbr>paperback/towards-gaza-live-</wbr>from-the-freedom-flo...

"WE ARE UNARMED AND WE ARE SAILING" On Anniversary of Mavi Marmara Killings, U.S. Boat to Gaza Announces Passenger List

New York, NY-May 31, 201l. Organizers of the U.S. Boat to Gaza announced today that they expect some 50 people will b...

Commemorating Our Martyrs and Preparing to Sail Again
We Call Upon the International Community to Restrain Israel

FREEDOM FLOTILLA II30 May 2011[Istanbul] One year ago today, six ships carrying nearly 700 human rights defenders, me...

Dear Ban Ki-Moon, Your Concern for Our Safety is Touching

But We Will Continue to Sail to Gaza until Israel Lifts its Illegal Blockade FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 30, 2011 Contac...

We Will Continue to Sail to Gaza until Israel Lifts its Illegal Blockade

May 28, 2011The Free Gaza movement welcomes Ban Ki-Moon’s request that all nations, including Israel avoid violence w...

Sign the petition and get updated news about the Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human

http://www.change.org/petitions/support-the-freedom-flotilla-to-gazaWe are writing to ask for your support for the G...

Center for Constitutional Rights Launches Case Seeking U.S. Knowledge of and Role in Deadly Israeli Attack on Humanitarian Flotilla to Gaza

http://www.ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/ccr-launches-case-seeking-u.s.-knowledge-of-and-role-deadly-israeli...

Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human Ready to Leave in June

http://www.freedomflotilla.eu/en/news/announcements/112-we-are-getting-ready-to-sail 9 MAY 2011[Paris, France] The i...

Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human Ready to Leave in June

http://www.freedomflotilla.eu/en/news/announcements/112-we-are-getting-ready-to-sailPress Statement9 MAY 2011[Paris, ...

FUNERAL OF VITTORIO ARRIGONI

Please join us tomorrow, 24 April, 2011, for the funeral of the Italian and Palestinian human rights activist, Vitt...

We Will Not Go Away from Gaza

PRESS RELEASE: ISM COMMITTED TO STAYING IN GAZAISM GAZAFollowing the murder of our comrade and friend Viktor, we, ac...

We Will Carry Your Spirit Forward Dear Vittorio

From Huwaida Arraf, a moving tribute to Vittorio: Below is a link to TedxRamallah, which took place on Saturday in Be...

Oliva" in Gaza: Launch of international boat to monitor human rights in Palestinian waters

On Wednesday April 20th, the "Oliva", a human rights monitoring boat with an international crew, will launch from th...

STAY HUMAN Freedom Flotilla Renames Voyage in Honor of Vittorio Arrigoni

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFreedom Flotilla 2 Steering CommitteeApril 15, 2011 (London)The murder of human rights activist,...

In Memoriam - Vik Arrigoni

As word has come that Vittorio Arrigoni was murdered in Gaza, those of us who knew and loved him are heartsick. Much ...

Palestinians call for release of Italian activist kidnapped in Gaza

http://palsolidarity.org/2011/</wbr>04/17643/Posted on: April 14, 2011 | INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENTFREE...

We Will Not Be Intimidated

Over the past weekend, the two dozen initiatives who are working on sending boats met to discuss their strategy for s...

Killing activists on Gaza Freedom Flotilla was "inevitable"

As we get ready to send boats back to Gaza, Israel is beginning to rattle the swords of intimidation again. They have...

We Sail Again: The History of the Free Gaza movement

March 31, 2011If Israeli authorities thought that their attack on Freedom Flotilla 1 last year would break our momen...

Calls to protect upcoming Gaza aid Flotilla as Israel hints to attack

Saturday, 26 March 2011 London - Despite the Israeli government’s escalating threats of violence and attempts at di...

The Murder of Ali Al-Jabar

Ali Al-Jabar was the cameraman for Al Jazeera and a passenger on board our second voyage to break Israel's illegal bl...

A father Speaks for His Son

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/A-father-speaks-for-his-son-1027970.php

Father of teen killed in Gaza flotilla raid seeks American justice

http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/focus-u-s-a/father-of-teen-killed-in-gaza-flotilla-raid-seeks-american-justice-1.345023

Murder and Collective Punishment Legal… According to Israeli Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 24, 2011The Free Gaza Movement thanks the Turkel Commission for its report, which prov...

Turkel Committee's Conclusions on the Gaza Blockade and Israel's Attacks on the Freedom Flotilla Contradict International Law and the UN Fact-Finding Mission Report

Once again, Israel defies international law and all common sense by issuing the first part of their Turkel Committee ...

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: Humanitarian Minimum -- Israel’s Role in Creating Food and Water Insecurity in Gaza

A report published today by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, “Humanitarian Minimum: Israel’s Role in Creating Foo...

Israel releases papers detailing formula of Gaza blockade

Since Hamas took control of Gaza, officials have employed mathematical formulas to monitor goods from aid groups ent...

Two Years after “Cast Lead,” we demand accountability

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5424Two years after "Operation Cast Lead"--I...

2010

Corporate Complicity in Israeli War Crimes

The second international session of the RToP will take place in London, on 20, 21 and 22 November 2010. It will exami...

Lawyers Establish Justice Group for Flotilla Victims

Lawyers establish Flotilla Justice Group to coordinate legal action on behalf of flotilla victims [Doha, Qatar, 25 Oc...

Lawyers establish Flotilla Justice Group for Flotilla Victims

Lawyers establish Flotilla Justice Group to coordinate legal action on behalf of flotilla victims [Doha, Qatar, 25 O...

Theft, Lies and Videotape

Free Gaza Responds to Latest Israeli PropagandaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELondon, Oct. 22, 2010 – As Israel continues to re...

Summary of the UN Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission Report

Free Gaza has been the only organization to send nine voyages to Gaza, successfully entering the port five times in 2...

Col. Ann Wright Talks about Attack on Flotilla LIVE on Sunday

Free Gaza is expanding our capabilities, beginning to send out live feeds of events surrounding the run up to the nex...

Once Again, the U.S. does NOT do the right thing

Israel Raid on Gaza Flotilla: US Failure to Condemn Despite UN Findings JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn o...

Israeli soldiers to testify behind screen in Corrie Case

Extraordinary state secrecy motion is grantedWitness in Corrie trial testifies behind a screen. Haifa, Israel  - Th...

I Do Not Understand Why the U.S. Government Is Deaf

Ahmet Dogan, father of Furkan Dogan has given a statement that has been attached to a letter to the U.S. State Depart...

Adalah Appeals to Israeli Supreme Court to Cancel Deportation Order Against Nobel Prize Winner Mairead Maguire and Allow Her Entry into Israel

ADALAH PRESS RELEASE3 October 2010  Ms. Maguire Remains in Detention for Six Days and in Failing Health Supreme Court...

Rights Groups Welcome Human Rights Council Report on Israeli Attack on Flotilla to Gaza, Denounce U.S. Response to Report

CONTACT: Alison Roh Park, apark@ccrjustice.org, (347) 944-0114; Marjorie Cohn, marjorielegal@gmail.com, 619-374-6923 ...

NO ONE WAS SAFE: UN INQUIRY INTO ISRAEL’S FLOTILLA RAID

PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PALESTINE LEGAL AID FUND 23 September 2010 ‘No one was safe,’ once Israeli sol...

Gaza flotilla attack: UN report condemns Israeli 'brutality'

The report from the UN Human Rights Council is now out with a scathing condemnation of Israeli brutality on board all...

Dreaming of Fish and Flowers

The young journalist, Mohammed Omer, is back in Gaza reporting. His article speaks of the days when the fishermen of ...

A letter to Israel about your 'most moral army'

Journalist Lauren Booth was on the first Free Gaza voyage and stayed to work in Gaza after the boats left. Her heart...

Happy Birthday Free Gaza

Two years ago today, 44 people from 17 countries were on the Mediterranian heading toward Gaza. We were in two dilapi...

Israeli Soldiers Sell Gaza Flotilla Passengers’ Computers and Steal Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Cash

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Israeli Government Refuses to Secure Criminal Evidenceby An...

First Murder, then Theft and Lies from the “World’s Most Moral Army”

[London, August 21, 2010]  An investigation revealed by Israeli news sources confirms that an Israeli military office...

IDF soldiers suspected of theft from Gaza flotilla ship

News of the officers' arrests was first reported by Ynet, which quoted a high-ranking officer who said, "The investi...

Clinton Refuses to Answer My Questions About Gaza Flotilla

Friday 06 August 2010by: Ann Wright, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed Dear Secretary of State Clinton, I am a retired US Army...

Freedom Flotilla Coalition Meets in Stockholm Next Flotilla on its Way Back to Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Stockholm, August 4, 2010) It has been over two months since Israel’s 31 May 2010 deadly assau...

The Forgotten American

By ROGER COHENhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/</wbr>07/27/opinion/27iht-edcohen.</wbr>html?_r=1&ref=globa...

UN Promises Delivery of Freedom Flotilla Cargo to Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELondon, July 26, 2010, Six weeks after the Freedom Flotilla ships were forcibly boarded in inter...

Aid boat seeks to sail as 'Audacity of Hope'

July 21, 2010A group calling itself U.S. Boat to Gaza is seeking $370,000 in the next month to send an aid ship to ...

Israel Chokes Gaza

by Mel FrykbergRAMALLAH - Israel has received international praise for its decision to ease its crippling blockade o...

Report from Journalists on Board the Mavi Marmara

(Istanbul,Tuesday, July 13th, 2010). It has been 43 days since the bloody raid carried out by the Israeli army in i...

Slaughter at Sea

As we get ready to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza once more, we would ask you to remember the nine men m...

US Human Rights Group Files Requests Regarding Israel Attack on Flotilla Delivering Aid to Gaza

Questions Asked Regarding U.S. Knowledge of, and Response to, Attack that Killed One U.S. Citizen, Others Injured and...

IHH Report on the Killings on board the Mavi Marmara

On May 31, 2010, the six ships reached 75 miles away from the coast of Israel. We constantly reiterated that we were ...

Midnight on the Mavi Marmara

http://www.orbooks.com/our-</wbr>books/midnight/The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the ...

Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara

Poignant story by Kevin Neish about being kidnapped on board the Marmarahttp://www.counterpunch.com/lindorff06162010....

Flotilla Passengers to Israeli Government: “Release all illegally-seized evidence of the shootings as well as all personal property”

(London, 17 June 2010) Passengers from the flotilla from several countries (listed below) are urging their government...

Demands to Israel Regarding Property

International statement concerning the legal consequences of the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla on 31 May 2010, ...

Citizen Voices from 26 Countries in Europe Express Outrage Over Israel's Actions

The Israeli Defence Force responded to signs of peace with acts of war. It attacked a flotilla of boats in internat...

ICRC: Israel’s Blockade Breaks Law Free Gaza: Send More Ships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(London, June 15, 2010) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a statement y...

Israel's Gaza blockade breaks law, says ICRC

Source: ReutersICRC says for first time blockade breaks international law, Urges Hamas to allow Gilad Shalit contact ...

TAKE ACTION!

Gaza Flotilla survivors recount tales of terror, brutality and fear for their livesPlease TAKE ACTION and DEMAND that...

Visits to Freegaza.org and Witnessgaza.com

Since May 25, thousands of you have visited our websites, a testament to the interest in and the desire to learn the ...

What happened to us is happening to Gaza

SFGate, Saturday, June 5, 2010By Iara Leehttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/05/EDC31DQ215.DTL

ISRAELI MILITARY FORCIBLY STOPS AID BOAT TO GAZA - AGAIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEISRAELI MILITARY FORCIBLY STOPS AID BOAT TO GAZA - AGAIN For More Information, please contact:Fr...

We Are All IHH

We partners in the Freedom Flotilla would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the people of Turkey and particularly...

In their own words: Survivor testimonies from Flotilla 31 May 2010

For three days as they were held in captivity and unable to speak on their own behalf, Israel presented the massacre ...

Our deepest sympathies

By Bianca Shaana and Niamh MoloughneyIn the dark, early hours of May 31, Israel launched a commando and navy attack...

PEACE HEROES: The Martyrs of the Mavi Marmara

Martyr: a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause.By Cin...

MV Rachel Corrie prisoners to arrive home tomorrow

(Sun June 6th, 1.45pm) The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has just recieved word that the five Irish prisoners...

IDF Admits It Doctored the Audio Tapes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Cyprus, June 6, 2010) The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage ...

What is not Allowed:

RICHARD TILLINGHASTRichard Tillinghast is an American poet who lives in Co Tipperary. He is the author of eight book...

Call From gaza to the citizens of the world to break the siege

Besieged Gaza, Palestine, 5.6.2010One-and-a-half years after the Israeli army perpetrated a massacre upon the populat...

Outrage from Denis Kucinich, U.S. House of Representative

The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of the United StatesThe White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Isra...

We Will Be Back

(Cyprus, June 5, 2010) Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the peaceful outcome to the operation ...

Notice of blockade of Israeli ships and Israeli Goods By Swedish Port Workers Union

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Bjorn Borg A.Swedish Port Workers Union has today given notice of the blockade of all Israeli...

Malaysian government demands safety for passengers

Press Release by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia: Malaysia strongly demands Israel to ensure the safety of all...

ISRAELI MILITARY FORCIBLY STOPS AID BOAT TO GAZA - AGAIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor More Information, please contact:Free Gaza Cyprus: Greta Berlin or Mary Hughestel: +357 99 1...

Rachel Corrie Equipment jammed

Press Release - Wed 5th June, 3.30amThe IPSC has been contacted by the MV Rachel Corrie in the past few minutes. Jenn...

Martin wants Rachel Corrie allowed into Gaza

Friday, 4 June 2010 22:27The Irish Government believes the Rachel Corrie should be allowed to reach Gaza, according...

IDF lies again about radio transmissions

Radio transmissions released by the IDF which allegedly document provocative and offensive remarks by Mavi Marmara cr...

54 Flotilla passengers admitted to Israeli Hospitals

Waking up to Monday's events was disheartening and shocking, to say the least. Throughout the ordeal, Physicians for ...

Israel Arrests Free Gaza Chairwoman

Huwaida Arraf, Chairwoman and one of the passengers on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza was arrested today by Israeli Bor...

Rachel Corrie on Her Way

[Cyprus, June 4, 2010] The Rachel Corrie is 150 miles away from Gaza in international waters and on her way. They wi...

Fintan Lane speaks of his harrowing experience

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Press Release – 3rd June 2010, 1pm Speaking from Istanbul, Dr Fintan Lane, of...

Sabotage on the High Sea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Cyprus, June 4, 2010) On Tuesday,, Colonel Itzik Tourgeman told the Knesset Defense and Foreign...

DID ISRAEL DELIBERATELY MURDER CIVILIANS ABOARD FREEDOM FLOTILLA?

Israeli Ambassador to the United States admits that ships were "too large to stop with nonviolent means."On May 31st,...

Testimonies from Passengers begin to come in

We will begin to post testimonies of the Israeli attack from passengers as they come in. Here is one from Sweden.In a...

Israel and Free Gaza Flotilla

CINDY and CRAIG CORRIE Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli army bul...

Magistrates’ Court Orders One Week Remand of Arab Political Leaders who Took Part in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

ADALAH PRESS RELEASE 2 June 2010 Legal defense team: “The court’s decision to detain the Arab political leaders who ...

Everyone Is NOT Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Cyprus, June 3, 2010) Yesterday, the The UN Security Council called for impartial, credible inv...

Legal Update from the Free Gaza Movement

NEWS UPDATE1 June 2010 Adalah to Represent Arab Political Leaders and Free Gaza Movement Activist Arrested from the G...

Ships and their flags

Challenger I (Al-Sumoud) - U.S. (17 passengers & crew)Sfendoni (8000) - Togo (45 passengers and crew)Mavi Marmara...

Update on Israeli Attack on Humanitarian Boats

[Cyprus – 1 June, 2010] The UN Security Council Calls for Impartial, Credible Investigation of Israeli Boat Raid. The...

Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack

THE HINDUJohannesburg, May 31, 2010http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article442925.ece

Civilians Under Attack by Israel

(Cyprus, June 1, 2010, 6:30 am) Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes dropped from a helicopter onto the Turkis...

Aljazeera report on the attack: 16 killed

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/05/201053133047995359.html

As American as Apple Pie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Cyprus, May 30, 2010) The Free Gaza Movement now has two boats included in the Freedom Flotilla...

We're on our way!

After tremendous pressure from the Greek Cypriots, reneging on their agreement with us http://www.cyprus-mail.com/<...

EU's new foreign affairs minister made a statement!

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/114694.pdf EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 28 May 20...

Israel Threatening to Stop "Freedom Flotilla" to Gaza

May 28, 2010Email to a Friend Print Friendly VersionThe British Guardian reports: “A flotilla of eight boats carrying...

GERMANY

Annette Groth 56Berlin, GermanyAnnette Groth is a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag and Human Rights Polic...

PALESTINE

Lubna Masarwa (32)Lubna Masarwa is a Palestinian activist, who works as a community organizer for Al Quds University ...

POLAND/UK

Ewa Jasiewicz (31)London, UK / Otwock, PolandEwa Jasiewicz is an experienced journalist, community and union organize...

GREECE

Giorgos Klontzas (39)Agios Nikolaos, GreeceGeorge Klontzas is a professional diver and sailor. He was captain of th...

UK

Alex Harrison (32)London, UKAlex Harrison is a solidarity worker living between London and the Middle East. She lived...

IRELAND

Caoimhe Butterly 31Caoimhe Butterly is an Irish human rights activist & the Free Gaza Movement's Gaza coordinator...

USA

Greta BerlinUSAA cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin since the early 1960s has advocated for justice fo...

BELGUIM

Griet M.A. Deknopper (Margarita) (32)Halle, BelgiumMargarita is a Belgian solidarity activist and teacher trainer. In...

HOLLAND

Annekarijn de Jong (29)Weesp, Holland Anne de Jong is a Dutch PhD researcher at the School for Oriental and African S...

Israel's Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

WitnessGaza.comFor over four years, Israel has subjected the civilian population of Gaza to an increasingly severe bl...

We will resist Israel’s attempts to stop us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Hearklin, Crete, Tuesday, May 25, 2010) As Israel continues to insist it will stop the seven-sh...

Messages of support as well as letters to the Israeli government from around the world

We will begin to post messages of support as well as letters to the Israeli government to 'let our people in.' Some o...

Second Ship Joins the Freedom Flotilla on Way to Gaza

[Istanbul, Turkey – 22 May, 2010] Amid cheers and waving of Turkish and Palestinian flags, the second ship to join t...

"Treat Our Passengers and Cargo with Respect" says Senator Mark Dearey

(Dublin, May 21, 2010) The Free Gaza Movement welcomes statements by the Irish Government to ensure the safety of the...

Israel's Intimidation Tactics Won't Stop Us: First Ship Sets Sail for Gaza!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London – 14 May 2010 – At 22:45 local time tonight, the MV Rachel Corrie, a 1200-ton cargo ship...

Join Us at the Launch to Gaza

For immediate releaseTuesday, May 11, 2010http://www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/When: Wednesday, May 12Where: Dun...

The Journey to Gaza Begins in Ireland

For immediate releaseMonday May 10th 2010When: Wednesday, May 12 10:00-12:00Where: Dundalk Docks, 40 Quay Street, Dun...

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition Welcomes UNRWA Gaza Director’s Call to Send Ships to Gaza

[London, UK – 5 May, 2010] John Ging, the Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refu...

The Freedom Flotilla Sails to Gaza in May

(London, UK) On May 24, 2010, the Freedom Flotilla sets sail for Gaza determined to, once again, challenge Israel’s b...

“Introducing the MV Rachel Corrie”

(Dundalk, Ireland, April 20, 2010) The 1200-ton cargo ship had been abandoned in July 2009, off the coast of Ireland....

Cementing Our Solidarity with the People of Gaza

Normally we don't ask for donations for specific items, since all donations to our tax-exempt accounts in Cyprus or t...

One Last Plea Before We Sail

Our four boats are purchased or refurbished, flagged and registered. The cargo ship is now named the MV Rachel Corri...

“Coalition to Break the Blockade on Gaza Announced”

April 3, 2010Istanbul, Turkey – Following months of preparation, a coalition bringing together a number of organizati...

Free Gaza Movement to Launch Cargo Ship from Ireland

For Immediate Release Free Gaza Movement to Launch Cargo Ship from Ireland   www.freegaza.org Thursday, April 1, 201...

Free Gaza Movement to Launch Cargo Ship from Ireland

Today, Wednesday 31st March, the Free Gaza Movement, a human rights organisation which has successfully sent a number...

Abandoned ship to set sail with Gaza aid

By Isabel HurleyWednesday March 31 2010A ship abandoned and arrested in Dundalk last year is to begin a new life as a...

Israel to Allow First Shipment of Clothes to Gaza in Nearly Three Years

or the first time in almost three years, Israel will soon allow a shipment of clothes and shoes to be delivered to Pa...

Dr. Eyad El Sarraj received International Award in Psychiatry for the Year 2010

Dr. Eyad El Sarraj is one of the Free Gaza movement's  advisors, and we extend our warm congratulations to him on thi...

UN chief says Gaza suffering under Israeli blockade

he UN chief has said Israel's blockade of Gaza is causing "unacceptable suffering," during a Middle East visit to rei...

ISM volunteer shot, hospitalized; ISM co-founder arrested

Friday’s demonstration in An Nabi Saleh saw an increase in violence and collective punishment from the Israeli milita...

Israeli Military Investigator Admits Failures in the Military Investigation of Rachel Corrie’s Killing

On March 17, 2010 the Haifa District Court saw a fourth day of testimony in the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie’...

Eva Bartlett follows in the footsteps of Rachel Corrie

Gaza, March 16, 2010 (Pal Telegraph, by Pam Bailey) - Today is the seventh anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie,...

European Union found guilty at first session of Russell Tribunal

15 March 2010, The Electronic IntifadaEwa Jasiewicz and Frank Barat,http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11135.shtml 

Eye Witness Testifies: Israeli Military Investigator Tried to Influence My Statement

On March 15 2010, the Haifa District Court saw the third day of testimony in the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie...

European Union found guilty at first session of Russell Tribunal

Written by: Ewa Jasiewicz, a freelance journalist, union organizer and coordinator for the Free Gaza Movement. She wa...

Autopsy doctor admits to violating court order in Rachel Corrie autopsy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2010Today 14 March 2010 the Haifa District Court saw the second full day of testimony...

Israeli Court Begins Hearing Testimonies in the Unlawful Killing of 23 year old American Activist Rachel Corrie

The Haifa District Court began hearing eyewitness testimonies today, March 10, 2010, in a civil lawsuit filed by Rach...

Growing protests in the Gaza Strip against the imposition of the buffer zone

Deep dissatisfaction with the Israeli policy of preventing access to the 300 metre belt along the border have resulte...

Under blockade, coastal Gaza now a fish importer

Mar 02, 2010Under blockade, coastal Gaza now a fish importerBy KARIN LAUB, AP Newshttp://wire.antiwar.com/2010/03/02/...

Politis, Panagiotis, Volos, Greece

Bio missing.

Pissias, Vaggelis, Athens, Greece

Bio missing

Kourakis, Anastasios, Greece

Member of Parliament, representing Thessaloniki

Klontzas, Giorgios (Captain), St. Nicolaos, Greece

Bio missing.

Karipidis, Yiannis, Komothnh, Greece

Bio missing

Giotis, Petros, Athens, Greece

Bio missing

Freedom Flotilla to add boats from Europe and Indonesia

Special announcement to our supportersResponding to a call from Free Gaza organizers, two more groups have stepped fo...

Gaza Not a Charity Case

Interview with Huwaida Arraf, Chair of the Free Gaza Movement. In the article she talks about why we are sending a fl...

Our Last Port Is Freedom

Press release available also in Arabic, Spanish, French, Bahasa and Italian, other translations available soon.Sendin...

We are all complicit

Ewa Jasiewicz is one of two coordinators for the Free Gaza movement, and witnessed the devastation to Gaza during Isr...

We're Sailing Again: Join Us!

This announcement is available in Arabic, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Swedish from the top right dropdown menu ...

Break the Siege on Gaza, Let Them Live with Peace and Dignity

As Israeli F16s attack northern, Western, Southern and Middle Gaza tonight, doing extensive damage, the Palestinians ...

Israel Resembles a Failed State

by Ali Abunimah*One year after Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, the conditions of Palestinians in Gaza ...

Holocaust Survivor Explains Why She Went on Gaza Freedom March

January 6, 2010 3:42 pm Hedy huge Hedy Epstein is what some might see as a contradiction in terms: ...

Sailing into Trouble: "To Gaza with Love"

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10981.shtml To Gaza with Love is a documentary by Aki Nawaz for Iran's Englis...

2009

Shoeless in Cairo

Written by Mary Hughes-Thompson, part of the GFM convoy that has been trying to get into Gaza. In about an hour the G...

Marchers Refuse Egyyptian Offer, Say They Will March to Gaza

Members of an international group gathered in Cairo to protest against the siege of Gaza have rejected an Egyptian of...

Gaza marchers on hunger strike in Egypt

Protesters trying to march into Gaza a year after an Israeli offensive are on hunger strike after Egypt blocked them ...

Break the Siege

The Viva Palestina convoy is hours away from Egypt while participants of the Gaza Freedom March have started arriving...

Freegaza Newsletter December 2009

newsletter also available in Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, German and Swedish (use top right language sel...

Gaza must be rebuilt now

Former President Jimmy Carter write an eloquent article on Gaza, saying, “We can wait no longer to restart the peace ...

Childhood in ruins

Last December, Israel began a 23-day bombardment of Gaza, killing around 1,400 people. One year on, a generation of c...

Turkish human rights group awards Free Gaza over aid efforts

Turkish Human Rights group (Mazlumder) granted its 2009 award to the Free Gaza movement which braved the Israeli sieg...

A PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN CALL TO END THE OCCUPATION

World Council of ChurchesDecember 11, 2009.http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article//a-palestin...

High Court: Gaza student cannot complete studies in West Bank

HaaretzDecember 9, 2009.http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1133926.html

US Cutting Gaza Lifeline

No doubt at the instigation of the Israeli government, the Obama administration authorized the United States Army Cor...

Action Call for anniversary of Israel's massacres in Gaza

December 27th-January 18th 2009-2010 marks the one-year anniversary of Israel's brutal 'Operation Cast Lead' against ...

No Second Thoughts: Changes in the IDF's Combat Doctrine In Light Of 'Operation Cast Lead

On December 2, 2009,PCATI released a new report which exposes the shifts in Israel's combat doctrine as evidenced in ...

Israel and Palestine stall on road to peace

By Travis LupickNovember 26, 2009http://www.straight.com/article-272067/vancouver/israel-and-palestine-stall-road-peace 

Together we can make this next voyage happen

Together we can make this next voyage happen, not only for the people in Gaza, not only for Palestine, but for the pr...

The promise and perils of Palestine

The following interview with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Territories Richard Falk is centered o...

Free Gaza movement one of the outstanding examples of peace

Every two years, the Bremen Peace Award is given to two or three peacemakers around the world. This year, the Free Ga...

Ingaza blog by Eva Bartlett

On the third trip into Gaza last year, we took a young woman from Canada, Eva Bartlett. Right now, she is one of only...

Warning of Humanitarian crisis coming due to gas depletion

Just offshore the coast of Gaza sits an immense gas field, more than 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas valued at $4 bill...

Europe aid convoy arrives in Gaza after month-long delay

Europe aid convoy arrives in Gaza after month-long delayMaan NewsNovember 12, 2009http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDet...

Malaysia: Criminalize War Conference, Opening Address

from sabbah report:http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/</wbr>2009/11/06/criminalize-war-</wbr>conference-openin...

Defying Israel With Aid

Al KhaleejOctober 19, 2009.http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2009/October/middleea...

The Maiden Voyage of the DIGNITY

A year ago today, our boat, the DIGNITY, made her first voyage to Gaza. She was a beautiful yacht, donated by people ...

Every Kind of Weapon Was Used Against the People of Gaza

Ewa Jasiewicz, Free Gaza Coordinator in Gaza, talks in Berlin, Germany about what she witnessed during the 22-day mas...

838 Students Still Trying to Leave Gaza or Study Abroad

GishaWednesday, October 21, 2009http://www.gisha.org/index.</wbr>php?intLanguage=2&intItemId=</wbr>16...

Rebuilding Gaza’s infrastructure with mud

Eva Bartlett | Electronic Intifada14 October 2009SHEIKH ZAYED, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) – On a searing summer mornin...

Polish Paramedic union passes historic motion of solidarity with Palestinian medics

Last week, Poland ’s biggest independent medical rescuers union – The Nationwide Trade Union of Medical Rescue Employ...

Free Gaza Ireland to send “Irish boat” to Gaza

The crisis in Gaza is unacceptable. For nearly four years, Israel has subjected the Gaza Strip to an increasingly cru...

Through Women's Eyes

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights' (PCHR) new report, titled "Through Women's Eyes," highlights "the Gender-Spe...

Bristol Gaza Link launched

The Bristol Gaza Link Association was launched in Bristol (England) on 28th September 2009 at a historical event supp...

Leading Israeli Academics excuse war crimes; denounce Goldstone

Asa Kasher: Yes, We're the Most Moral Army in the WorldFrom Ma'arivThe Spirit of the IDF is Being Put to the TestSept...

Israeli drive to prevent Jewish girls dating Arabs

The NationalJonathan Cook, Foreign CorrespondentSeptember 25. 2009http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID...

Recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

Posted by:Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | cicc5Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:36 am (PDT) Dear all,Please find below recent news co...

El Movimiento Gaza Libre

Vídeo del Movimiento Gaza Libre sobre la invasión de la franja de Gaza por parte del ejército israelí en diciembre de...

Gaza: Textbooks Become a Dream

Gaza: Textbooks Become a DreamBy Mel Frykberghttp://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48479

Palestinian Film Festival in Cape Town

The Palestinian Struggle and Human Spirit Film Festival to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from October 2 - 4, 20...

Treading the Borders Between Life and Death

http://www.paltelegraph.com/newsflash/2266-treading-the-borders-between-life-and-death

Waiting for Another Harsh Winter in Gaza

The Free Gaza movement is working hard to return to Gaza in the fall of 2009. We will return with a cargo ship laden ...

Israel's war on Gaza killed 252 children, report claims

The IndependentWednesday, 9 September 2009http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israels-war-on-gaza-kil...

In Support of the Free Gaza Movement

By former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad We all remember the brutal Israeli attacks against Gaza ...

Prosecuting Israel for war crimes

September 4, 2009RealNewsNetwork.comDeputy Prosecutor of Int'l Criminal Court discusses the Palestinian Authority app...

Set sail for justice

The National.September 2. 2009 4:29PM GMThttp://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090903/OPINION/709029893

Israeli Navy Incinerates Gaza Fishing Boat

{youtube}7cK_0I3ZM1U{/youtube}http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cK_0I3ZM1U

She turns her anguish into action

The National.September 2. 2009 8:37PM GMThttp://www.thenational.ae/</wbr>apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/</wbr>...

Not one penny has reached Gaza

From The National, August 31. 2009: http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090901/FOREIGN/708319876/...

[Video Free Gaza] We made it to Gaza on 23rd August 2008, 29 August 2009

We will return. We will come back. We will never forget.A year ago, 23rd August 2008, 44 of us saw the coastline of G...

Non-violent action in Gaza

Sameh Habeeb and Ayman Quader, 26 - 08 - 2009If you are a young Gazan, how do you react to siege, blockade and war? I...

Free Gaza Movement Arrives in Veracruz, Mexico

Mexico City, 18 August 2009During the past 10 days, I have brought the message of Free Gaza Movement to Veracruz, Mex...

British Witnesses to Operation Cast Lead: Netanyahu and Brown - ending Gaza siege not option but obligation

The Free Gaza Movement (UK Chapter): International solidarity activists brought to Gaza by Free Gaza’s boats witness...

Nous retournerons. Nous reviendrons. Nous nous ne plierons jamais.

Il y a un an, 44 d’entre nous ont vu se profiler au loin la côte de Gaza, après 30 heures de traversée en Méditerrané...

I Live In A Tent, With No Privacy

Gaza, August 23, 2009, (Pal Telegraph) - Every time she tries to understand what happened to her, she asks herself : ...

Derek Graham est en Irlande afin d’obtenir de l'aide pour le prochain voyage de Free Gaza en octobre :

GALWAY – jeudi  20 août , reunion publique au  Imperial Hotel @ 8pmDUBLIN –lundi  24 août, reunion publique et confer...

Derek Graham est en Irlande afin d’obtenir de l'aide pour le prochain voyage de Free Gaza en octobre

GALWAY – jeudi  20 août , reunion publique au  Imperial Hotel @ 8pmDUBLIN –lundi  24 août, reunion publique et confer...

We will return. We will come back. We will never forget.

A year ago, 44 of us saw the coastline of Gaza in the distance, after 30 hours of traveling across the Mediterranean ...

Could U.S. Officials Please Treat a Nobel Peace Laureate with Respect?

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire, was detained for the second time in the United States as she was on her wa...

A Ramadan Appeal for all People of Conscience in the World

Bismillah al-Rahman al-RahimA Ramadan Appeal for all People of Conscience in the WorldSupport Justice in Palestine th...

Neve Gordon calls for Boycott of Israel on LAtimes

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-gordon20-2009aug20,0,1126906.story

Derek Graham in Ireland to get support for the next Free Gaza voyage in October.

GALWAY - Thurs 20th August, Public meeting at the Imperial Hotel @ 8pmDUBLIN -Mon 24th August, Public meeting &...

Free Gaza Movement Invites Malaysian MPs To Join Mission

From Malaysia's national news agency.http://www.bernama.com/</wbr>bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=</wbr>433533

Nonviolent direct action, solidarity and struggle

Ramzi Kysia, The Electronic Intifada, 17 August 2009 http://electronicintifada.net/</wbr>v2/article10712.shtml

Boycott movement takes hold in British unions

From Electronic Intifadahttp://electronicintifada.net/</wbr>v2/article10711.shtml

Free Mohammed Khatib and the Non-Violent Activists from Bil'in

At 3AM on Monday, August 3, the Israeli army raided Bil’in and arrested Mohammad Khatib, along with six other Palesti...

Thank you, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed

The Free Gaza Movement is proud to announce strong support from the people of Malaysia for its efforts to break the s...

[Video Free Gaza] Right of Resistance, 12th Aug 09

{youtube}9rK_u-Bt4RQ{/youtube} http://www.youtube.com/watch?</wbr>v=9rK_u-Bt4RQ The video is based on the elo...

For a boat to Gaza

http://www.mmail.com.my/content/10662-boat-gaza

First anniversary of breaking the Siege of Gaza, 13th August, Washington DC

“When our governments fail to act, we –the citizens of the world- must stand up and make our voices heard” Free Gaza ...

Rally: Free Palestinian political prisoner Mohammad Khatib!

http://www.tadamon.ca/post/4391CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justicetel: +972 2646 6666 or +972 2646 6340fax: +972 ...

Israel Seeks Ways to Silence Human Rights Groups

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article23194.htm

Open Letter to the Commander, US Sixth Fleet

plea for armed escort to gaza:http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/08/open-letter-to-the-commander-us-sixth-fleet/

IRISH CYCLISTS ARRIVE AFTER TRANS-EUROPE BIKE RIDE, EN ROUTE TO GAZA

Cycling close to double the distance of the Tour de France, three Irish cyclists are now on the final stretch of thei...

Tribute to the Free Gaza 21

On DIGNITY, a social network hosted by ning.com:Long Live the Free Gaza 21

[Video Free Gaza] Is Israel guilty of piracy

{youtube}mpqnMrLv1bQ{/youtube}http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpqnMrLv1bQhttp://www.archive.org/details/VideoFreeGaza3...

International Movements Breaking the Siege on Gaza

Suzanne Morrison on commondreams.org:http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/28-6

Civilians must now ‘take up task’ of breaking Gaza siege

Richard Hall on the Daily Star:http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=104...

The Plight of Prisoner No. 1168082

Ramle Immigration Prison, IsraelI am from Nigeria. I came to Israel in October 1995, and was married in 2000 to a wom...

On the Right of Resistance

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."- Desmond TutuWe live in a...

Homeward Bound: Gaza in 24 hours

http://fromgaza.blogspot.com/2009/07/homeward-bound.html

The best place one could be on Earth

Alice Walker comes out in favor of single state solution, article from Electronic Intifada:http://electronicintifada....

Free Gaza needs your help to prepare next mission to Gaza

Dear friends,As part of our Summer of Hope campaign, the Free Gaza Movement was planning to make 3 boat voyages to Ga...

Spirit mission on the Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politicide-or-politic-gillard-and-the-gaza-muzzle-20090709-deju.html?page=-1

David Rovics sings for Gaza

21st August, Venice, California22nd August, Glendale, California

[Audio] Debate in the UK House of Commons about Spirit

13th June 2009"The interception of the ship The Spirit of Humanity"debate called By Emily Thornberry, Labour Member o...

[Video Free Gaza] Remembering is not enough - Hedy Epstein

{youtube}60XVfEow4M0{/youtube}This Free Gaza video is an interview with a great woman, Hedy Epstein, just turned 85. ...

Why we will not stop sending boats

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8154275.stmThese seven photos from the BBC clearly show why the Free Gaza move...

Adam Shapiro's piece in Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/17/threatened-and-beaten-on_n_238460.html

Article on TheNation by Huwaida

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090803/arraf

The ship that wanted to break the blockade of Gaza – but was captured by Israel

On 30 June the Israeli navy boarded the Free Gaza boat Spirit of Humanity when it was approaching Palestinian waters ...

Spirit of Humanity in zmag july

extracted from Noam Chomsky “Season of Travesties: Freedom & Democrac in mid-2009”, July,10 http://www.zmag.org/z...

Viva Palestina US Convoy Breaks Deadly Israeli Siege!

http://intifada-palestine.com/2009/07/15/we-are-in-gaza-viva-palestina-us-convoy-breaks-deadly-israeli-siege/

Is Israel guilty of piracy?

on ElectronicIntifada:http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10657.shtml

House of Commons debate on the actions of the Israeli Navy

(LONDON) - The House of Commons will tonight be debating the interception of a boat in international waters by the Is...

An offering to Cynthia Mckinney and the Freegaza21

EvolutionDedicated to the Honorable Cynthia McKinney and Everyone from the Free Gaza 21 Movement now incarcerated in ...

Video of Israeli Navy threatening and getting ready to board

Video of Israeli Navy threatening and getting ready to board, from Rice n Peas (open link below and then scroll down ...

Poem from prison by Mairead Maguire

Webpage:http://www.propheticimagery.com/Spirit%20of%20Humanity.htm‘Spirit of humanity'As long asThe people of Palesti...

The war in Gaza, January 2009

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Eye witness accounts from the Spirit of Humanity

The boarding of the Spirit of Humanity and the kidnapping of its passengers and crew: first detailed accounts by pass...

Notice of Debate in the House of Commons

House of Commons; Westminster, British ParliamentMonday 13th July 2009'The interception of the ship The Spirit of Hum...

The Gates to Hell, what Egyptian regime did to the Palestinians‎

http://gaza08.blogspot.com/2009/06/gates-to-hell-what-egyptian-regime-did.html

Mairead Maguire on nightly news - just hours after she got off the plane

http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=nightlynewswithvincentbrowne

articles in Irish press

Irish Times:http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0707/breaking71.html8/7/09 Photo's of Mairead & Der...

British Free Gaza deportee 'raring to go back'

Adie Mormech, one of the six British Free Gaza boat passengers and crew deported today (Monday 6th July) from an Isra...

Cynthia McKinney honored America on July the 4th

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0907/S00067.htm#a%23a

OUR IDF: Good Gideon Levy piece features SPIRIT story

From Haaretz:Operating at the crack of dawn - or was it before nightfall? - the daring naval commandos fearlessly too...

"It's Been a Bad Week for Israel" by Michael Jansen

From Gulf Today, Michael Jansen:This past week has been a bad one for Israel. Its bad behaviour was manifested in th...

Please help us break the siege of Gaza

05 JULY 2009PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY AND HELP US BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZAwww.FreeGaza.org “The landing of two wooden boa...

Cry for the prisoners, express your outrage

There are 11,000 Palestinian prisoners, many without benefit of trial, many in prison for years without being able to...

‘Freegaza21’ deportees to arrive at Heathrow 13.30 hours Monday 6th July’

‘Freegaza21' deportees to arrive at Heathrow 13.30 hours Monday 6th July' On Sunday 5th July the six British crew and...

Update on UK Detainees

Some of the UK FreeGaza 21 detainees likely to be deported Monday, should arrive to Heathrow 13.30 MondayWe have just...

Statement by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Former Malaysian PM Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad Condemns the Abduction and Detention of Cynthia McKinney, Mairead Ma...

Al Jazeera interview with Mairead Maguire

The Israeli prison guards are denying the right for Mairead to access her medicine. Continue to email and call Mark R...

Spirit Mission, online media coverage

Coverage from online media:Democracy Now coverage http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/30/headlines#9 Israel Threatens...

Report from the Kidnapped Passengers in Ramle Prison, July 4, 2009

On Monday, June 30, 21 passengers going to challenge the blockade of Gaza on board the Spirit of Humanity were seized...

Free Gaza in the News

Just a Few of the 400,000 Articles:http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0703/gaza.htmlhttp://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/brea...

Articles from the Irish press

Articles from the Irish press:01 July 2009http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0701/1224249838604.html http...

Letter from an Israeli Jail, by Cynthia McKinney

Original audio message available here:http://freegaza.org/it/home/56-news/984-a-message-from-cynthia-from-a-cell-bloc...

Interview from a kidnapped passenger, Adie Mormech - Prison Cell, Givon Jail, Ramle, Israel

Adie Mormech, one of over 21 human rights workers and crew taken prisoner on Tuesday 30th June when their boat was fo...

A message from Cynthia from a cell block in Israel

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UN Expert denounces seizure of aid boat by Israeli forces

2 July 2009GENEVA - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupie...

Action Alert: Protests in front of Israeli embassies tomorrow

Press Release Thursday 2nd July 2009 London, 2 July, (ECESG) - The European campaign to end the siege on Gaza (ECES...

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Speaks from Israeli Jail Cell After Arrest on Boat Delivering Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Interview to Maired Maguire by Democracynow:http://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/2/nobel_peace_laureate_mairead_maguire...

Ireland's Foreign Affairs Minister called for release of Irish activists detained

“Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin today called for the swift release of two Irish nationals currentl...

We are NOT the “Story”, It’s Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers

On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21...

Press Conference, Today, Journalist House, Nicosia, 17:00-17:30

Update on kidnapped passengers, impounded boat, and the right for EVERYONE to see an attorneyJournalists' House12 CyB...

Advice for people in USA from Donna Baranski-Walker

For those of you in the U.S., the information below is really important and may be very helpful. What we know now is ...

ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT; KIDNAPS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS; CONFISCATES MEDICINE, TOYS AND OLIVE TREES

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE30 June 2009For more information contact:Greta Berlin (English)tel: +357 99 081 767 / friends@f...

UK Journalists Union urges end to threats to boat carrying journalists

http://www.nuj.org.uk/innerPagenuj.html?docid=1274

We need your help to get to Gaza

Dear Friends,We've just received word from the Spirit of Humanity. They are 24 miles off the coast of Gaza, and are s...

We Do Not Seek a Confrontation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE30 JUNE 2009“ALL WE WANT IS TO REACH GAZA. WE DO NOT SEEK A CONFRONTATION.”Activists aboard Gaza...

GPS working again

This is a HELP message. We have been contacted by the Israelis but are still fine, don’t worry.ESN:0-7490415Latitude:...

Update on the Spirit

Dear Friends,We just spoke again with our people aboard the Spirit of Humanity. The Israeli Navy is continuing to try...

Call off your attack dogs - Cynthia McKinney

We just spoke to the passengers. Everyone is OK, but the situation is still very tense. They continue to be surrounde...

Navigating under jamming

Just spoke to the folks on board (3am our time). They’re all fine. They’re still surrounded by the Israeli navy &...

Israeli Navy Illegally Jamming Radio; Preventing Navigation Systems from Working

We just heard from the people on board the boat. The Israeli navy is jamming the radio and preventing navigation syst...

URGENT ALERT - Israeli Navy surrounding SPIRIT and threatening to open fire

At 1:40 am, the Israeli Navy surrounded the SPIRIT while it is on its way to the Gaza Strip. We got a call from the b...

[Video Free Gaza] The video of our leaving

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SPOT signals from Spirit: meaning

The SPOT locator, onboard Spirit, along with GPS position, can send 3 signals, OK - Help - Emergency, their meaning:O...

[Video Free Gaza] Free Gaza... Free Free Gaza... we have left

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Audio update - Cynthia McKinney

Audio update from Cynthia McKinney:Audio_update_from_Cynthia_McKinney_Monday_morning_29_June.mp3 (1.3MB)

Mormesh Adnan (UK)

MSc Graduate in Enviromental Management and activistSpent two weeks in the West Bank with the Olive Coop (Zeitoun) an...

Free Gaza Boat "Spirit of Humanity" Departs Cyprus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information, please contact:Greta Berlin (English/French) or Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/E...

[Video Free Gaza] Determined to go, 27th June 2009

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update from Cyprus

Dear Everyone,The boats have NOT yet been given permission to leave Cyprus. We’re all pretty exhausted here, but we’r...

UN: Coverage of Public Hearings in Gaza City

UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict - Updated Media Advisory onCoverage of Public Hearings in Gaza City26 Ju...

[Video Free Gaza]Departing to Gaza 25th June 2009

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Public Advisory - We did not leave Cyprus today

(25 June 2009, LARNACA) - This is not the statement we in the Free Gaza Movement intended to release today. We had ho...

Mile by Mile

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Greta Berlin, Cyprus: +357 99 08 17 67Angela Godfrey Goldstein, Jerusalem: +972 547 366...

PRESS ADVISORY - Free Gaza & Spirit leaving LARNACA PORT 10am Thursday 25 June

PRESS ADVISORY24 June 2009The Free Gaza Movement will depart Larnaca Port for the Gaza Strip at 10am on Thursday 25 J...

PRESS ADVISORY

The Free Gaza Movement will depart Larnaca Port for the Gaza Strip at 10am on Thursday 25 June. We are sending two sh...

Kathy Sheetz (US)

62, United StatesKathy spent the last 12 years on grassroots and human rights organizing in Haiti. She has a Masters ...

Official Notification of Intent to Enter

June 24, 2009To: The Israeli Ministry of Defense, Fax: 972-3-697-6717To: The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fax...

Official Notification of Intent to Enter

June 24, 2009To: The Israeli Ministry of Defense, Fax: 972-3-697-6717To: The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fax...

Alex Hamilton (UK)

31, UKAlex worked with ISM in the West Bank in 2003-2006, including working on the legal committee and as a trainer. ...

Alex Hamilton (UK)

31, UKAlex worked with ISM in the West Bank in 2003-2006, including working on the legal committee and as a trainer. ...

John Klusmire (US)

58, US, CaptainJohn has been a licensed captain since 1978 and has crewed on board ships since he was 12. He is quali...

John Klusmire (US)

58, US, CaptainJohn has been a licensed captain since 1978 and has crewed on board ships since he was 12. He is quali...

Ishmahil Blagrove (Jamaica, UK)

41, Jamaica, U.K.Ishmahil Blagrove is a human rights/social justice activist and a documentary filmmaker who has spok...

Still to come

Abdelkader    Kalad    (Bahrain) Khalad is an engineer representing the Islamic Charitable Association of Bahrain.Abu...

Peter Eyre (UK)

68, EnglishPeter joined the Royal Navy at age 15, traveled the world & conflicts in the Middle and Far East. He s...

Peter Eyre (UK)

68, EnglishPeter joined the Royal Navy at age 15, traveled the world & conflicts in the Middle and Far East. He s...

Ahmed Masood (Palestine)

28, GazaAhmed Masoud is a Palestinian from Gaza, he moved to the U.K in 2002 to complete his studies in English liter...

Ahmed Masood (Palestine)

28, GazaAhmed Masoud is a Palestinian from Gaza, he moved to the U.K in 2002 to complete his studies in English liter...

Dr. Walid Al Anjari

46, KuwaitDr. Al Anjari has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. He is a scientist and an inventor and is the Director of Al R...

Dr. Walid Al Anjari

46, KuwaitDr. Al Anjari has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. He is a scientist and an inventor and is the Director of Al R...

Iason Athanasiadis (Greece)

30, GreeceAt the invitation of Building Bridges, Iason took time from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard to come to the...

Iason Athanasiadis (Greece)

30, GreeceAt the invitation of Building Bridges, Iason took time from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard to come to the...

Davide Pecorelli (Italy)

26 , ItalyDavide studies Political Science in Milan and is a journalist. He has worked in the journalism since he was...

Davide Pecorelli (Italy)

26 , ItalyDavide studies Political Science in Milan and is a journalist. He has worked in the journalism since he was...

Adam Shapiro (US)

37, United StatesAdam is a documentary filmmaker, human rights activist and Palestinian rights activist. His latest ...

Cynthia McKinney (US)

53, United StatesCynthia is a former U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia, serving 12 years, and the 2008 Green Party pres...

Derek and Jenny Graham (Ireland)

40 and 38, IrelandDerek has been a qualified electrician for 20 years. He was a member of the reserve defense forces ...

Lubna Marsawa (Palestine, Israel)

48, Palestine, IsraelLubna is a Palestinian living in Israel. She is a political dynamic activist in Jerusalem workin...

Mairead Maguire (Ireland)

65, IrelandMairead Corrigan-Maguire, Nobel peace prize laureate, was co-founder of the Community of Peace People for ...

Denis Healey (UK, Cyprus)

Captain, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, 54, UK/CyprusDenis has been involved with boats for 45 years beginning with small fishin...

Fathi Jaouadi (Tunisia, UK)

37, Tunisia/UKFathi finished an MA in Documentary Film-making at Brunel University in London, (See www.arabdochouse.o...

Theresa McDermott (Scotland)

42, ScotlandTheresa is a postal logistics worker from Edinburgh, and spent a month in Palestine in 2004. She was on t...

Huwaida Arraf (Palestine, Israel, US)

Palestine/Israel/United StatesHuwaida is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel. She received her Bache...

Adam Qvist (Denmark)

23, youngest member of the voyage, DenmarkBorn in Copenhagen in 1986. Mainly raised there with the exception of a few...

Mary Hughes Thompson (Canada)

75, British-born resident of Canada.Mary is a retired TV writer and licensed pilot as well as a grandmother. She is a...

Mary Hughes Thompson (Canada)

75, British-born resident of Canada.Mary is a retired TV writer and licensed pilot as well as a grandmother. She is a...

David Schermerhorn (US)

79, United StatesDavid is a commercial film producer and is 79 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza ...

David Schermerhorn (US)

79, United StatesDavid is a commercial film producer and is 79 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza ...

Waltraud Schauer (Austria)

67, AustriaFor almost 30 years, Waltraud has been working for IOM (International Organisation for Migation). After sh...

[Video Free Gaza] Press conference, 22nd June 2009

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Press Release: Boat by Boat

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Greta Berlin or Ramzi Kysia, Cyprus: +357 99 08 17 67Angela Godfrey Goldstein, Jerusale...

Story about Hedy

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/jun/21/guest-speaker-hurt-in-assault/

Our press conference on Al Jazeera this morning

For any of you who get Al Jazeera Mubasher (it's the second channel for Al Jazeera that is not live), our interview w...

Activists defy Israel, to send Gaza cement

Reuters article on next FreeGaza mission:http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE55H2W220090618

Press Release: Brick by Brick

Contact:Greta Berlin, Cyprus: +357 99 08 17 67Angela Godfrey Goldstein, Jerusalem: +972 547 366 393www.freegaza.org(L...

Police abuse in Tel Aviv toward protesters of Netanyahu's speech

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-wright/israeli-police-and-milita_b_215477.html

President Carter's visit to Gaza

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-wright/president-carter-and-citi_b_217252.html

Hedy Epstein attacked yesterday

Hedy Epstein, our wonderful 84-year-old Holocaust survivor, the woman who has been determined to come with us to Gaza...

[Video Free Gaza] Getting ready to go, 17th Jun 09

This week's update is lighter in tone than last week's update.  It gives you an idea of what we are doing to get the ...

Recovering a dead body under Israeli fire

Maybe it will make a difference if we can put a face on the tragedies of the Palestinians… the last victims of WWII. ...

Absurdity Is the Norm in the Gaza Strip

Upon returning home from Gaza, a friend commented, “It must have  been horrifying seeing all the destruction.” And it...

The Peril of Forgetting Gaza

Sad news from the meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu:http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx...

Gaza's hospitals short of surgeons and supplies

From Eva Bartlett in Gaza, passenger on DIGNITY last October. Dr Sonia Robbins was aboard SPIRIT OF HUMANITY when it ...

The Palestinian Cause in 2 Minutes

In the midst of the struggle, and the dust of battle, many people still don't realize what this is all about... It is...

[Video Free Gaza] We will not go down, 10th June 09

Dear Supporters, friends and interested observers:Our update this week took a bit longer to finish, because we wanted...

Protest at Erez, video report

{youtube}DE2yVQ5kIKI{/youtube}Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE2yVQ5kIKIPhotos: http://ingaza.wordpress.com/20...

Gaza: The destitute and the forgotten, a video by The Guardian

Nearly six months since the devastating war in Gaza, Palestinians are still living amid the rubble. Despite stirring ...

A summer camp in Gaza?

Coalition of Women for Peace (Israel) and Code Pink (USA) organized an action at Kindergartens for Gaza - Sunday, Jun...

Hope floats

The Free Gaza Movement announces the SUMMER OF HOPE: three voyages to Gaza… June 25, July 14 and August 22, our anniv...

Action Days against the Siege and Occupation

Free GazaAction Days against the Siege and Occupation 5-14.6.2009Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Gaza Border Coalition of Wom...

We are leaving on June 25th

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An Open Letter to President Obama

03 June 2009Dear President Obama,Tomorrow you travel to Egypt to give one of the most important speeches of your pres...

I asked her why she said Gaza is worse than the prison she worked in back in Pennsylvania

http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2009/05/i-asked-her-why-she-said-gaza-is-worse-than-the-prison-she-worked-in-ba...

An open letter from Gaza to the Government and people of Spain

"We write to you as Palestinians from Gaza to express our dismay at the proposal of the Spanish parliament to restric...

Video of the first FreeGaza Movement trip to Gaza

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FreeGaza Newsletter May 2009

This newsletter is also available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew, just choose your language o...

[Video Free Gaza] Mary Hughes Thompson 27th May 09

We will start to update this list every week. Last week's update has already been posted onto YouTube. Here is this w...

Our boats will sail again to Gaza

In August 2008 history was made when our two little boats, FREE GAZA and LIBERTY, sailed to Gaza to break Israel’s oc...

CodePink Delegation Enters Gaza

Report from Cairo, Tuesday, May 26thWe have some great news to report!!! The day started out with a 3am call from one...

Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire detained by USA homeland security

On Friday 17th May, 2009, Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace laureate, was detained on her entry into Houston Airport, USA,...

Interview with Caoimhe Butterly in Galway

Interview - CAOIMHE BUTTERLY IN GALWAY on 23rd May - the day the Volvo Ocean Race boats comes to Galway, interview by...

Video interviews with fishermen in Gaza

Sami Al Najar lost his hand in an Israeli attack on his boat:{youtube}D6lovDEY81o{/youtube}http://www.youtube.com/wat...

Current situation in Gaza

On Friday May 15th, Palestinians around the world commemorated 61 years of Nakba, the Catastrophe, 61 years of ongoin...

Separation Notice

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to announce a separation within the Free Gaza Movement.The Free Gaza ...

[Video Free Gaza] First edition 20th May 09

First edition of the "Video Free Gaza", the latest news on the Free Gaza effort to end the siege on the Gaza strip:{y...

Gaza reality videos by ANERA

Anera, American Near East Refugee Aid, produced the first of a series of monthly videos about the current situation i...

Eye Witness Gaza 2009

Audio recording of Free Gaza Coordinator Caoimhe Butterly talking in Sheffield, England on May 12th 2009 about the si...

War Crimes against children

New report on the 313 children killed during Gaza offensiveA new report released today reveals the true extent of chi...

Mother's Day with CodePink

This Mother's Day, CodePink Women for Peace held their second 24-hour vigil in front of the White House, where they h...

Israeli Organizations Call on Norway to Divest from the Israeli Occupation

Twenty different Israeli organizations send an appeal to the Norwegian people to withdraw Norwegian national pension ...

Israeli siege kills baby aged 2

A baby aged 2 died today in Gaza due to the impossibility to transfer him outside of the Gaza strip for curing his he...

TV documentary: TO GAZA WITH LOVE

This is the story of some forty campaigners from twelve different countries who went on board of two boats in the sum...

U.S. Tax-Deductible Donations

We do not currently have 501(c)3 status. However, the American Educational Trust, publishers of the Washington Report...

The sinking of the Dignity

For many of us who loved this yacht, traveled on her, fussed over her, felt that she was something special, we have b...

Coalition for Jerusalem's letter to Pope Benedict XVI

The Coalition for Jerusalem has delivered a letter to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI through the Apostolic Delegatio...

Aid convoy in the Mediterranean to Gaza

Italy, May 5, 2009-The climax to the Seventh Palestinians in Europe conference was the launch of the long anticipated...

AN URGENT APPEAL TO HELP BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA

"From the groundbreaking work of Gandhi and King to the ongoing example of the Free Gaza Movement, we can discern the...

For Immediate Release: You cannot sink our boats

In most of the world, May 1st is a day of international labor solidarity. It is a day of joy as workers picnic togeth...

Free Gaza YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/gazafriends

Eye witness Gaza 2009: update

 Our two Free Gaza co-ordinators in Gaza have finally been able to exit via the Rafah crossing. Caoimhe Butterly and ...

Palestinians in Europe convention

 Palestinians in Europe to commemorate the 61 anniversary of Nakba "Catastrophe"Palestine Return Center PRC After 61 ...

Galway2Gaza

 The generosity of the Irish people prevailed again as they reacted quickly to the crisis in Gaza, people from all ov...

Results of Israeli military investigations in Gaza problematic

Israeli Human Rights organizations: Results of Israeli military investigations published today of alleged violations ...

Heed voices calling for justice for Palestinians

The United States continues to supply Israel with approximately $3 billion in military aid annually, which allows Isr...

Bil'in 17.4.2009

In this video tape, Bassem Aburahma (nick named ElFeel, the elephant, for he was always thought of as a giant among h...

Partner with our Israeli sisters and brothers to break the siege of Gaza

Join a delegation to Israel/Gaza, June 5-14The people of Gaza, especially the children, are suffering both physically...

Shooting of an emergency medical worker on Jan. 7th

From December 27th to January 18, Israel waged a bloody war on Gaza, killing over 1400 Palestinians and sparing no on...

Eye witness Gaza 2009

Our two Free Gaza co-ordinators in Gaza are planning a speaking tour in a number of European and Middle East countrie...

Update: TIMELINE OF GAZA MARINE ZONE, FISHERMEN AND NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS

   Link leading to a Schermerhorn radio interview on the subject http://citizenreporter.org/2009/01/bm292-the-battle-...

European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza

 Free Gaza congratulates the European campaign to end the siege of Gaza on its planned Hope for Gaza convoy. We wish ...

Shapiro Speaks at Gaza Massacre Rally

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Rendezvous Gaza! Support the Free Gaza HOPE FLEET and help SHATTER the Israeli Siege!

(March 30, 2009) DEAR FRIENDS: The Free Gaza Movement will again challenge Israel's illegal closure of the Gaza Strip...

Israeli poll indicates 21% of exporters have felt effects of boycott

http://www.imemc.org/article/59662

Israeli gunboats hem in Gaza fishermen

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Rendezvous Gaza! Support the Free Gaza HOPE FLEET and help SHATTER the Israeli Siege!

(March 30, 2009) DEAR FRIENDS: The Free Gaza Movement will again challenge Israel's illegal closure of the Gaza Strip...

Gaza Delegation News Coverage

The delegation was the Codepink: Women for Peace delegation for International Women's Day in March, 2009.  Here are s...

What Israel could have done

Whenever the topic of Israel's recent savage invasion of Gaza comes up, whether it be at public meetings, at forums, ...

Free Gaza Protest in High Street Kensington

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Video: Gaza doctors, world health day and the Israeli siege

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Israeli Navy abducts 8 Gazan fishermen 100 meters off the coast

6th of April 2009 at 7am: Israeli Naval forces have abducted eight Palestinian fishermen (including two minors) from ...

Gaza, closed Zone

Living in the besieged Gaza, a strip of land about 45 km long and 8 Km wide means that you are isolated from the outs...

Awni Al Heteni School, North Gaza

A day in the life of ordinary Socio-Psychological Support Workers in a recent war zone:{youtube}F_UR1zL5HvM{/youtube}

Shooting and Crying - Nothing New Since 1948 ... Or is it?

With amazement the world public has noticed in recent weeks that war crimes had apparently been committed in Gaza. (1...

IOF fires shells towards ambulance, prevents transfer of injured Palestinian fighters to hospital

{youtube}owoE0tyJUVA{/youtube}In the early hours of Saturday 4th April, two Palestinian resistance fighters (Mohammed...

American Lawyers in Gaza: Evidence that Israel Violated International Law, U.S. Domestic Law Implicated

New York - Israel violated international law by targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, misusing weapons, de...

Support the Hope Fleet

Help fund a ship for the historic voyage in May, download the PDF file for more information: http://www.freegaza.org/...

Waiting for the World to Answer

It was an ordinary morning December 2008. Children were playing and having fun. They were digging between the rocks t...

Rafah Crossing: Who holds the keys?

200 pages report: http://www.clink.co.il/gisha/Rafah_Report_Eng.pdf12 pp summary: http://www.benor.co.il/Monitoring/C...

Dignity Ramming - Interview With David Halpin

Video 15:40 at http://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=15 De...

The Guardian Videos: Gaza war crimes investigation

Civilians, medics and investigators talk to the Guardian about allegations of war crimes during Israel's 23-day campa...

PCHR Warns of Gaza Patients’ Being Denied Treatment Abroad

http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2008/41-2009.html

Which Strategy to Heal the Middle East?

During February 2009, a national progressive newspaper called In These Times invited me, Arthur, to take part in a co...

Field up-date on Gaza from the Humanitarian Coordinator |10 - 16 March 2009

OCHA humanitarian update on Gaza crisis, 10 - 16 March. This report focuses on the humanitarian situation - casualtie...

Interview with Dr. Bill Dienst

REVOLUTIONARY SPIRITUALITY : The Free Gaza Movement (Mon, 2 March 2009) Dr. Bill Dienst is a family and emergency phy...

Palestinian Mothers in Gaza: Beauty and Dignity Personified

I wonder if this day is any different than any other "ordinary" day for Palestinian mothers in Gaza; more blockade, n...

When the Cupboard Runs Dry

Ahmad Saud Basal is an eleven-year-old boy from Tuffah, a village in the middle of Gaza. He lives in a two room house...

Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel

Over 150 Jewish Canadians signed a statement expressing their concerns about the campaign to suppress criticism of Is...

"Give it back to them" - Victor Anagnostopoulos Returns Yad Vashem Medal

Victor Anagnostopoulos, Greek director and writer, member of Free Gaza Greece, returned the medal and the diploma whi...

Project Life: World Orphan Rehabilitation Program

The horrendous crimes that were perpetrated by Israel have left hundreds of families destitute. Many are faced with n...

Black Rain

The cruel war on the Gaza Strip has stopped and the journalists and camera crews are searching for new hot locations ...

Video: INTERNATIONALS FOR PALESTINE

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The peace activist the Jewish News rejects

http://antonyloewenstein.com/blog/2009/03/12/the-peace-activist-the-jewish-news-rejects/

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEXT VOYAGE TO GAZA DELAYED

The Free Gaza Movement regrets to announce that our next mission to Gaza will be delayed due to inclement weather, lo...

Gaza: Lest We Forget

Something happened in Gaza that shook the very core of my foundation & being; something that has fundamentally al...

Viva Palestina crosses into Gaza

Congratulations to Viva Palestina from the Free Gaza Movement. The convoy crossed into Gaza at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 9t...

Blogging from the Gaza Convoy

www.rodcoxandgaza.blogspot.com

Viva Palestine News

We are internationals (GB, I, F, USA, CH, Jap, D…) waiting at the Rafah checkpoint with strong intention to get in to...

From Gaza to London: Drawing Gaza in Photos and Words

Before, I wrote a diary called "from Gaza To Rome". Today I write "from Gaza To London"As a first speaker who survive...

The Right to No Right

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=14882

Israelis Are Beginning to See the Power of BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions]

 http://www.alternativenews.org/content/view/1605/381/ 

Viva Palestina - Convoy Update

Viva Palestina - 110 vehicle convoy to Gaza GABES OFFERS RESPITE TO CONVOYThe mood today was of relief. After a marat...

Video: Israeli Occupation Forces Fire on Farmers and Internationals

{youtube}vDD8ANFgwtA{/youtube}The video's also available to download in Mpeg 2 format:https://rcpt.yousendit.com/6574...

GAZA CHRONOLOGY June 19 – Dec. 27, 2008

19th June:Ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Hamas government comes into force for six months. Israel insiste...

Target practice on Palestinians by Israeli snipers‏

Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian farmers and internationals in Khoza'Video by ISM Gaza Strip: http://www.youtu...

Erased: a film about Gaza

Alberto Arce traveled from Cyprus to Gaza with the Free Gaza Movement on 18 December 2008 as a member of the Internat...

Gaza chronology: June 19th – December 27th 2008

19th June:Ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Hamas government comes into force for six months. Israel insiste...

I'm going to Gaza; CodePink delegation

The first week in March, I'm going on a humanitarian delegation to Gaza with author Alice Walker and 48 others to sho...

Report on the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

(Feb. 24, 2009) Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans was one of a five strong delegation from the European Parliament sent to r...

Video - Israeli Military Shoot Palestinian Farmer

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Dirty Tricks: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Deaf Palestinian Farmer, 4th Farmer Shot in 3 weeks

(18th February, 2009) What caused the Israeli soldiers to shoot a deaf farmer today? Was he threatening? Was it becau...

Global Gazans Charity Fundraiser '09

Sunday 22nd Feb. 09, 6 pm - 9.30 pmGuest Speakers: Lauren Booth, Ken O'Keefe, Daniel Machover, Betty Hunter, Renee Bo...

International human rights workers to accompany farmers in Khoza'a, Gaza on 21-02-09 at 8am

For Immediate Release- 8am, Saturday 21st  February 2009: Ten International Human Rights Workers will be accompanying...

Coming Soon: The First Palestinian Electronic Newspaper "The Palestine Telegraph"

Coming soon: www.paltelegraph.com - The Palestine Telegraph/PT is a professionally driven online newspaper envisioned...

Justifying Israeli War Crimes - from a member of the National Lawyer's Guild who went to Gaza

Having left Gaza now, I am trying to come to terms with what I saw, what I heard and honestly, what I don't think I w...

International human rights workers to accompany farmers in Khan Younis at 8am on Tuesday 17-02-09

 For Immediate Release - 8am, Tuesday 17th February 2009: Nine International Human Rights Workers will be accompanyin...

Gazan coast becoming a 'no-go' zone

On Saturday 14th February, 23 year-old Rafiq abu Reala was shot by Israeli naval forces whilst fishing in Gazan terri...

Paola's Video: The Free Gaza Movement

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Israeli Navy Shoots Gaza Fisherman

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Yvonne Ridley and George Galloway leave for Gaza

http://www.vivapalestina.org

Video + Press Release: Israeli Soldiers Shooting at Farmers in Abassan Jadida on Feb. 12

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010E1x2DPHE]For Immediate Release8am, Saturday 14th February 2009: Nine Inte...

Lincoln's Bicentennial and Healing the Wounds of Gaza

http://pursuingjustice.blogspot.com/2009/02/wounds-of-gaza-and-lincolns.html

Report on the environmental and agricultural impact

http://www.apnature.org/inp/Upload/10142652_Environmental%20Report%20about%20the%20negative%20impact%20of%20the%20war...

Video: Ann Wright talks about her recent trip to Gaza

Retired US army colonel Ann Wright talks about her recent trip to Gaza. http://lauraflanders.firedoglake.com/2009/02/...

Hopes rise for return of Gaza aid worker

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topstories/Hopes-rise-for-return-of.4963283.jp

DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH

http://gazatoday.blogspot.com/2009/02/digging-for-truth.html

In Gaza, The Struggle Within Me

It is a curve, a curvy path. From the very top, till the very bottom. You can trace it with a light touch, from the i...

Strong Indications of Violations of the Laws of War, U.S. Law, and War Crimes Found in the Gaza Strip

 February 7, 2009, [Gaza City] We are a delegation of 8 American lawyers, members of the National Lawyers Guild in th...

EU Envoy: "We just want that Gaza looks less like hell than it's

Commentary on Haaretz 03/02/2009, http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1061211.html(EU envoy: Israel must ease aid res...

Derek Graham appeals for funds in Galway to buy Gaza relief ship

Last Saturday in the Nun's Island Theatre, Galway, fundraiser and activist with the Palestine Children's Appeal, Trea...

Disappeared Free Gaza Activist Theresa McDermott Found in Israel's Ramleh Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, February 8, 2009 Scottish activist Theresa McDermott has been found in Ramleh prison fo...

Video: Israeli navy fires at Lebanese aid ship bound for Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCb3apCJ4QI&feature=channel_pageInt’l activists denounce Israel targeting Gaza far...

From the Ending We Shall Begin

His green eyes divert in the opposite direction as I look into them. He smiles at me shyly, sadly, forlornly. I stand...

Video - Israeli Military Fire on Gaza Farmers

Abassan Jedida, The Gaza Strip, Thursday 5th February, 2009 - Returning to farm the land where Israeli soldiers had o...

Passengers of freighter seized by Israel return home with tales of abuse

Abstract: A group of activists arrested after the Israeli navy seized an aid ship bound for the devastated Gaza Strip...

One Million and a Half Broken Hearts

Tears drop on her hands, hands that he had once kissed passionately, on her engagement ring, that ring he chose for h...

"My mother, my wife, and my three daughters all held white flags..."

 Innocence LostThe story of Khaled Abd RaboSameh is a twenty-three year old journalist based in the Gaza Strip. He ha...

The Second Case

English and German, see http://www.anis-online.de/1/essays/23.htm Summary: This essay is about Gaza and the German si...

Israel attacks Lebanese boat and beats passengers

One of the Free Gaza volunteers was on this boat, the TALI, and Free Gaza organizers helped in Cyprus to get the boat...

Day Two in Gaza

 I knew that the death toll in Gaza was 1026 of the over 1300 who died were civilians. Of the 1026 civilians, 282 wer...

News from TALI

Both Reuters (UK) and AP have picked up the story…http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE51421920090205http:/...

Boat TALI Faces Navy Menace

8 pm (CET) M. writes: “T.  just phoned to say they have been approached by two Israeli gunboats, which are hovering a...

Aid ship leaves Lebanon en route to Gaza

A cargo ship carrying activists and supplies set sail Tuesday from Lebanon en route to the Gaza Strip in defiance of ...

Shooting at farmers, what gives Israel the right?

This morning, farmers from Abassan Jadiida (New Abassan), to the east of Khan Younis , the southern region, returned ...

Black Roses of Gaza

 "Don't shoot! We are international human rights observers! We are unarmed civilians!" But, the shootings continued, ...

Day One in Gaza

Tuesday night when we arrived in Gaza City about 7pm, Medea called a Palestinian family she had met on a previous tri...

Free Gaza Boats and Nonkilling Transformation: A Perspective

Is it possible to prevent a catastrophe like Gaza so that it cannot happen again, or is such brutal killing an inevit...

The gases of the Israeli bombs in Gaza have spared no one

 I crossed the threshold of my house in Almina, facing Gaza City port, after several days of absence. Everything was ...

We will sail again

 Announcement from the Free Gaza movement27th January 2009After talking to our partners in Gaza, many of our donors a...

Were chickens firing rockets?

 SUFFERING LIKE GAZANS: www.gazatoday.blogspot.comPUBLISHED IN THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADAhttp://electronicintifada.net/v...

In Gaza, only the dead have seen the end of war

For the living, no truce can make up for the daily battle for survival. They have no running water, gas, electrical p...

The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 4/2009

Next Trip is Being PreparedThe Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 4/2009, Jan. 28This issue of the Free Gaza Newsle...

Going Back To Work

 The road was dreary, it was the second day after the cease fire was announced, and people started to leave their hou...

It’s a ceasefire: just not on the beach, not in your home

 January 24th 2009 On the 5th morning after Israel declared a ‘ceasefire', Israeli gunboats began shelling, as they h...

Sameh Habeeb: Live from Gaza

 Israel has for decades been carrying out a media war with the Palestinians, in the recent Gaza assault they did this...

1st views of Attattra, northwestern Gaza

http://ingaza.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/1st-views-of-attattra-northwestern-gaza/

Breaking the Siege with Dignity

 Dignity is a 20 metre, 8 berth motor yacht, built of wood and about 30 years old. I was privileged to be on board on...

Love under the bombs

 Making love under the bombs. I remember a friend from Nablous once telling me how difficult it was during the occupa...

The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 3/2009

Now out in English, German and French:http://www.freegaza.org/en/home/newsletter/707-israel-ready-to-shoot-at-emergen...

Israel Ready to Shoot at Emergency Boat

Israel Ready to Shoot at Emergency BoatThe Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 3/2009, Jan. 19More than 1.300 dead i...

A Call from Within - signed by Israeli citizens

In support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International ActionAs if the occupation was not enough...

Words and deeds in the Middle East

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/17/gaza-israelandthepalestinians1  

Day 23 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1310, wounded 5600Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,Thousands of peop...

The Circles Gaza's Hell

Dante Alighieri could never have imagined circles as hellish as the wards of the damned in Jabalia's hospitals. The l...

Day 22 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1220, wounded 5350Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,This is a new rep...

Gaza invasion: Powered by the U.S.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/01/16/gaza_invasion/

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 The children of a lesser Allah, the ones for whom the shelter of their mother and father's embrace has been forever ...

Day 21 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1150, wounded 5150Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,This is a new rep...

Scenes of devastation in Khoza'a

Devastation in the village of Khoza'a https://rcpt.yousendit.com/642782106/0d9b1d98318d43f77a7ad7d856349d92 This vide...

Still Breathing

 The morgues of Gaza's hospitals are over-flowing. The bodies- in their blood-soaked white shrouds- cover the entire ...

GAZA: The conflict is having terrible effects on Gaza's children

http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2480800.0.a_boy_next_to_me_he_went_crazy_he_was_overwhelmed_h...

Israel Navy ships turn back boat carrying Gaza humanitarian aid

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1055906.html

Eyewitness Reports fom Gaza (Updates)

http://talestotell.wordpress.com/

Gaza Eyewitness Reports, Updates

http://talestotell.wordpress.com/

Day 20 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1100, wounded 5100Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,"Main actions: Is...

"It was the hardest day of our lives"

 Wednesday 14th January, 2009. In an escalation of the ground offensive in the south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli force...

Death is the only dowry

The sea no longer yields its generous fruits, there's nothing left of the ripples reflecting the sky, and death was t...

Israel Threatens to Shoot Unarmed Civilians aboard Mercy Ship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEwww.FreeGaza.org For more information, please contact:(Cyprus) Lubna Masarwa, +357 97 625 828(Cy...

Gaza diary: Are we not human?

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/200917111341829322.html

Location of the "Spirit of Humanity"

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0T9vIzDuqKd7Vz8WiSrZ73HnzaASECQS1

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SPIRIT OF HUMANITY SETS SAIL FOR GAZA

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 14, 2009Contact: Mary Hughes, Cyprus +357 99 08 17 67     96 75 00 59Karin Pally, Cyprus...

Scandal:UN Blocks Access to Free Gaza Movement's Website

Inner City Press in New York found out that our website is blocked in the UN. What a scandal! “Asked why the UN would...

PASSENGERS & CREW OF THE SPIRIT OF HUMANITY

 Trip # 7: Departure from Cyprus Wednesday, January 14, 2009Klontzas, George - Captain (Greece) Cpt. Klontzas is an e...

Day 19 of the Israeli War On Gaza

Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1015, wounded 4800Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,“Israeli Report: 2...

SPIRIT OF HUMANITY RESUMING MISSION

 For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 14, 2009Contact:(Cyprus) Lubna Masarwa, +357 97 625 828 lubnna@gmail.com(Cyprus) Mary H...

Day 18 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 980, wounded 4400</p>Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends," Israel...

The extermination of Gaza: work in progress

</p>Some Palestinian families have handed some leaflets over to us, which had fallen down from the sky in the l...

In Gaza Hippocrates is dead

In Gaza, a firing squad put Hippocrates up against a wall, aimed and fired. The absurd declarations of an Israeli sec...

Free Gaza Osama Qashoo at London Rally (2:25)

http://uk.youtube.com:80/watch?v=W4bc6HFGaF8

Day 17 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 920, wounded 4200Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,Israeli military o...

Regev: "I can assure you that Israel will respect international law"

 At 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, official Israeli Prime Minister Spokesperson Mark Regev discussed the current vo...

WHAT YOU CAN DO

 Take Action! CALL the Israeli Government and let them know that the mercy ship SPIRIT OF HUMANITY is coming to Gaza....

MERCY SHIP DEPARTS FOR GAZA: “WE ARE COMING IN ON TUESDAY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Cyprus, 11 January 2009) - The Free Gaza Movement ship, "SPIRIT OF HUMANITY," left Larnaca Por...

The Ceasefire

10-11th January 2009. Last night was a quiet one in Jabbaliya. ‘Only’ six homes bombed into the ground, the Market, a...

"Spirit of Humanity" Leaves for Gaza

---------------------------------------------------------------"Spirit of Humanity" Leaves for GazaThe Newsletter of ...

As the Troops Enter, We Fear the Worst

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/02/AR2009010202195.html

Day 16 of the Israeli War On Gaza

 Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 880, wounded 3620 Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,Several untold st...

I won't leave my country

My toothpaste, toothbrush, shavers and shaving foam. The clothes I'm wearing, the cough medicine I'm using to get rid...

FREE GAZA TO ISRAEL: "WE ARE COMING IN ON TUESDAY"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor More Information, Please Contact:(Cyprus) Huwaida Arraf, +357 96 723 999 or +357 99 081 767h...

Day 15 of the Israeli War On Gaza

More civilians killed: Death toll 810, wounded 3400  </p>Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,Most of the Gaza...

FREE GAZA IN THE MEDIA

Updated Free Gaza Movement Media Clippings http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/media/free_gaza_in_the_media.pdfPartial li...

Day 14 of the Israeli War On Gaza

www.gazatoday.blogspot.comMore civilians killed: Death toll 810, wounded 3400Breaking News: Step 3 of Israeli Militar...

Free Gaza Fundraiser in LA on Sunday

 11 am, Jan 11, Radisson Hotel: WE BROKE THE SIEGE OF GAZA! A fundraiser for boats to Gaza.  Congresswoman Cynthia Mc...

Al Nakba 2009

They parade in fear, their eyes looking upwards, surrendering to the sky showering terror and death upon them, fearin...

Day 13 of the Israeli War On Gaza

Death toll 770, injured 3200 and most of them CiviliansDear Editors, Journalists and Friends,I have got three calls f...

How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

http://www.guardian.co.uk:80/world/2009/jan/07/gaza-israel-palestine

Motion today in the Scottish Parliament

Put forth by MSP Hugh O’Donnell, who was with us on the Dignity’s 3rd voyage to Gaza, November 7, 2008S3M-3175 Hugh O...

Riding on fire and a third intifada

3am As I write this the offices of the Ramatan news agency have been infiltrated with the smoke of the burning centra...

Rafah Exodus

7th January 2009(Link to photos expires after 14 days)https://rcpt.yousendit.com/639988532/6e3cb78cad71d57a17c79e22d8...

A TRIBUNAL FOR ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, MAIREAD MAGUIRE SUPPORTSCALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR ISRAELIWAR CRIMES.Nobel P...

Day 12 of the Israeli War On Gaza

Day 12 of Israeli War On Gaza Palestinians flee their houses but Israeli rockets kill them in schoolsBy: Sameh A. Hab...

Press Advisory - GAZA EYEWITNESSES AVAILABLE for interviews

Gaza (Jabaliya, Beit Lahiya) Ewa Jasiewicz, Free Gaza Coordinator in Gaza (English/Polish/Arabic)+972 59 870 0497 or ...

Nous y retournons et prévenons Israel

 [Larnaca, Chipre] Aujourd'hui, le "Free Gaza Movement" avertit Israel qu'un autre bateau de secours va partir pour G...

Inside Gaza

http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2479079.0.inside_gaza.php

Doctors with wings: Arafa Abed Al Dayem R.I.P.

  ”To the innocent people of Gaza, our war is not against you but against Hamas. If they don’t stop shooting rockets ...

We Are Coming Back, And We Are Putting Israel On Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 7, 2009Contact:Huwaida Arraf (Cyprus): +357-96-723-999 huwaida.arraf@gmail.com Angela Go...

New website

We have just published a new website and migrated all the content of the old website to the new system. Please suppor...

ISRAEL ON NOTICE, WE ARE COMING

There is a time when silence is complicity and inaction is unacceptable. The ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Stri...

The Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza

The Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza, see invitation from July, 30 (PDF)

The Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza

The Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza, see invitation from July, 30 (PDF)

Palestinian National Authority, Ministry of Youth and Sport

Palestinian National Authority, Ministry of Youth and Sport

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Palestinian Medical Relief Society

Palestinian Medical Relief Society

Day 10 of Israeli War On Gaza

Source: http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/2008/day_10_of_israeli_war_on_gaza.pdf

Funds needed

We have spent $654K thus far on boat trips and related expenses. Although generous donations of $436K have been recei...

Violence Even Against Emergency Boat

Violence Even Against Emergency BoatThe Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 1/2009, Jan. 5Death and destruction is I...

Day 9 of Israeli War On Gaza

http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/2008/day_9of_israeli_war_on_gaza__1.pdf

Children and peaceful people are slaughtered in Gaza!

Saturday 27th December, 2008. On this day , a new stage of the Palestinian suffering started….. At exactly 11:30 am, ...

Sind unsere Leben mehr wert?

Am Samstag, dem 3. Januar des Neuen Jahres, das so düster begann, erfahren wir um 18.30 von den internatinalen M...

The Diaphanous Faces of Ghosts Demanding Justice

While I write, the Israeli tanks have entered the “Strip”. The day has begun in the same way as the previous one ende...

FG Update and Call to Action

Dear Friends of Gaza,On Monday, December 29 we sent our small ship, the DIGNITY, to besieged Gaza in an act of civil ...

Attacking civilians is a war crime

A week after ‘Operation Cast Lead’ began, attacks on the Gaza Strip are continuing. The Israeli military this evening...

THE CHOICE (Poem, with Intro)

http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/2008/choice.pdf

Day 8 of the Israeli War On Gaza

Breaking News: 15 Palestinians killed while praying in a mosque north of Gaza Strip. Ten other injured in the strike ...

Do Israel pilots feel happy killing innocent women and children?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/03/gaza-diary-israel

Day 7 of Israeli War On Gaza

Death toll 435, injured 2300, disastrous humanitarian situationGaza Strip,2, January, 2oo9-  For the 7th day in ...

The Unnatural Catastrophe of Gaza

The New Year just stepped in with the same omens of death and bleakness as the old one, increasing its destructive po...

al-Jazeera Report: Day 6 of Israel’s war on Gaza

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/newsfull.php?newid=199680

We Lived to Tell the Story; Lebanon Rescued Us

Yesterday, we met with the President of Lebanon, the Chief of the Military, and the Interior Minister who all thanked...

About my daily life in Gaza Strip, Rafah

About my daily life in Gaza Strip, Rafah. Fida Qishta lives in the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. She is...

2008

New ! The Free Gaza Art Festival

http://www.anis-online.de/2/freegaza/artfestival.htm

Oh What a Day!

I’m so glad that my father told me to buy a special notebook and to write everything down because that’s exactly what...

CNN Video: Israeli Patrol Boat Rams Gaza Relief Vessel (8:36)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgddT_i9260&eurl=

Day 5 of the Israeli War On Gaza

Report from Gaza: 400 death toll todate wounded 2000Gaza Strip, 31, December, 2oo8- Three hours later, a new happy ye...

The Angel Factories

Jabilia, Bet Hanun, Rafah, Gaza City are the legs of the journey in my personal map of hell. Whatever the press relea...

Cynthia McKinney Describes Israel's Aggression on YouTube (2:11)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n4OhUpc20Q

PIRATES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

By Yvonne RidleyNOT content with committing war crimes and human rights atrocities in full view of the world, Israel ...

Israeli Navy rams Gaza-bound aid boat

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1103227/Israeli-Navy-rams-Gaza-bound-aid-boat-forcing-dock-Leban...

Lemma, Haya and Iman

It happened at 9am this morning. We were speaking to Sabrine Naim at the time, standing and talking in the Naim famil...

USA: Green Party condemns Israel's massive air attack on Gaza

http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=162

BBC: Gaza aid boat 'rammed by Israel'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7805075.stm

Israeli Gunboats Came out of the Darkness and Rammed us Three Times

For more information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Cyprus) Lubna M...

al-Jazeera: Damaged Gaza aid boat docks in Lebanon (Video 2:25)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRghMmgQ1kA

Gaza Needs Our Voices Now

Gaza Interview Ewa Jasiewicz (7:30 mins audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muLlFdcK3EA

Gaza Interview Jenny Linnel (10 mins audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g74j4HMMSg

Guardian: Israel accused of ramming Gaza aid ship

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/30/israel-gaza-aid-ship

Gaza Protests in Britain

Protests in Britain: those arranged over the next few days. Note: additional local protests are being arranged every ...

Israeli Navy attacks and wounds Dignity in International Waters

For more information, please contact: (Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Cyprus) Lubna ...

Navy orders aid boat to Gaza to retreat

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3647005,00.html

Activists say Navy fired on protest boat off Gaza shore

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1051224.html

CNN Feature about Attack on Dignity

The Israeli Navy claims they thought it was a terrorist boat, but this is hard to believe. The report is in the video...

Slowy dying in a useless listening in Gaza

6:05 PM, Marna house, Gaza cityAn acrid smell of sulphur fills the air while the sky is shaken by earth-shattering ru...

URGENT! Israeli Navy Attacking Civilian Mercy Ship! TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY!

The Dignity, a Free Gaza boat on a mission of mercy to besieged Gaza, is being attacked by the Israeli Navy in intern...

(UK) Denis Healey, Captain

Captain of the Dignity, Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years, beginning with small fishing boats in Portsm...

(Greece) Giorgios Klontzas, Relief Captain

Cpt. Klontzas is an experienced sailor and human rights activist. This will be his fourth trip to Gaza.<p></...

(Greece) Nikolas Bolos, First Mate

Nikolas is a chemical engineer and human rights activist. He has served as a crewmember on several Free Gaza voyages,...

(Jordan) Othman Abu Falah

Othman is a senior producer with Al-Jazeera Television. He will remain in Gaza to report on the ongoing military onsl...

(Australia) Renee Bowyer

Renee is a schoolteacher and human rights activist. She will remain in Gaza to do human rights monitoring and reporti...

(Ireland) Caoimhe Butterly

Caoimhe is a reknowned human rights activist and Gaza Coordinator for the Free Gaza Movement. She will be remaining i...

(Cyprus) Ekaterini Christodulou

Ekaterini is a well-known and respected freelance journalist in Cyprus. She is traveling to Gaza to report on the con...

(Sudan) Sami El-Haj

Sami is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and head of the human rights section at Al-Jazeera Television. He will r...

(UK) Dr. David Halpin

Dr. Halpin is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, medical professor, and ship's captain. He has organized humanitaria...

(Germany) Dr. Mohamed Issa

Dr. Issa is a pediatric surgeon from Germany. He is traveling to Gaza to volunteer in hospitals and clinics.<p>...

(UK/Tunisia) Fathi Jaouadi

Fathi is a television producer and human rights activist. He will remain in Gaza to do human rights monitoring and re...

(USA) Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia is a former U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia, and the 2008 Green Party presidential candidate. She is travelin...

(Cyprus) Martha Paisi

Martha is a senior research fellow and experienced human rights activist. She is traveling to Gaza to do human rights...

(UK) Karl Penhaul

Karl Penhaul is a video correspondent for CNN, based out of Bogotá, Colombia. Appointed to this position in February ...

(Iraq) Thaer Shaker

Thaer is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera television. He will remain in Gaza to report on the ongoing military onslaught.&...

(Cyprus) Dr. Elena Theoharous, MP

Dr. Theoharous is a surgeon and a Member of the Cypriot Parliament. She is traveling to Gaza to assess the ongoing co...

Passengers List (Dignity has left Cyprus)

(UK) Denis Healey, CaptainCaptain of the Dignity, Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years, beginning with sma...

Dignity Leaves for Gaza: Challenges World to "Stop this Madness!"

For more information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Cyprus) Lubna M...

Dignity Leaves on Emergency Mission

Dignity Leaves on Emergency MissionThe Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 4/2008, Dec. 29More than two-hundred, may...

Dignity Leaves for Gaza on Emergency Mission of Mercy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESunday 28th December 2008For more information, contact. (Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +970 598 700 497 /...

Guernica in Gaza

My apartment in Gaza faces the sea, a panoramic view that’s always done wonders for my mood, often challenged b...

Gaza today: 'This is only the beginning'

As I write this, Israeli jets are bombing the areas of Zeitoun and Rimal in central Gaza City. The family I am stayin...

Bloody Day in Gaza

More than 230 killed, hundreds injured due to Israeli bombings against GazaPhotos: http://picasaweb.google.com/sameh....

Protests in London on Sunday & Monday

Sunday 28 December 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm and Monday 29 December 4.00pm – 6.00pmBoth protests opposite Israeli Embas...

International Witnesses speak out from Gaza

For More Information, please visit http://www.FreeGaza.org, or see contact details below.<p>(Besieged Gaza, Pal...

Massacre In Gaza - Black Saturday

Union of Health Work CommitteesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember, 27th 2008Massacre In GazaBlack Saturday"All that i...

DC march and rally to End Gaza Siege

National Assoc. of Muslim American Women AnnouncementPress Release   Muslim American Women's organization c...

Report from Gaza

3pm from Gaza city (from Sharon, Australia) I was at home beside the small Gaza port, eating a bread and jambreakfast...

Incongruous state of affairs

http://admin.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=13054

The Arabs' Deadly Silence: All Quiet on the Gazan Shore

http://www.counterpunch.org/amiri12192008.html

al-Quds (UK): Sufun Ghazza al-hurra wa-n-Nizam al-'Arabi

http://www.alquds.co.uk:9090/pdf/2008/12/12-16/qmd.pdf

Calm Is Over; Violence Breaks Out Again In Gaza

http://www.countercurrents.org/habeeb241208.htm

The sun came out as they rounded the jetty

It rained all night last night, and the streets were slick with water when we woke up. Those of us who slept off and ...

NETA GOLAN ARRESTED LEAVING GAZA

Neta Golan, an Israeli citizen and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), has been arrested by Is...

Anera.org - Gaza report: we're not giving up

Last week, preschool teachers from our Milk for Preschoolers program here had to resort to giving our fortified milk ...

Gaza, You Are Not Alone!

Gaza, You Are Not Alone!The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 3/2008, Dec. 22"The siege of the Gaza strip has...

Free Gaza Movement Challenges Israeli Siege, International Acquiesence

http://www.alternativenews.org/news/english/free-gaza-movement-challenges-israeli-siege-international-acquiesence-200...

Klontzas, George, Captain

Klontzas, George, Captain<p></p>

Bolos, Nikolas (Ireland)

Nico is a chemical engineer who loves boats and is happy on the sea. He's part of the Dignity's multi-national crew. ...

Arraf, Huwaida - Delegation Leader (US, Palestine)

Huwaida is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel.  She is a human rights activist and co-founder of th...

Abou-Chakra, Natalie (Lebanon)

Natalie is a Lebanese activist and member of the Lebanese League for Women's Rights and the Campaign for Prevention o...

Fayez Al-Omary (Palestine)

Lives in Jabalya camp north of Gaza of the Gaza Strip, Palestine. He is the secretary for the Independent Union for t...

Al-Qahtani, Aiz (Qatar)

Vice-Director of Eid Al-Thani Charity, One of the Founders of the charity who works in Qatar. He is married and is th...

Al-Qutaibi, Talal (Qatar)

Al-Qutaibi, Talal (Qatar)<p></p>

Arce, Alberto (Spain)

Arce, Alberto (Spain)<p></p>

Arrigoni, Vik (Italy)

Vittorio has wide experience in international charity work and in the battle for human rights in Europe and Eastern E...

Eldar, Shlomi (Israel)

Shlomi is a journalist covering the Arab issue for Channel 10. He's been covering Gaza since 1991.<p></p>

Elemare, Faiez (Palestine)

Elemare, Faiez, (Palestine)<p></p>

Golan, Neta (Israel)

Neta is one of the co-founders of the International Solicarity Movement which was nominated twice for a Nobel Peace p...

Naser, Katia (Qatar)

Naser, Katia, Qatar, Al JazeeraKatia is a journalist for Al Jazeera where she has covered stories from around the wor...

Shakir, Theiar (Iraq)

Shakir, Theiar, Iraq, Al Jazeera<p></p>

Fox News: Arabs Sail to Gaza, Defying Israel Blockade

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,470631,00.html

Dignity Returns with Qatari Dignitaries

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +970 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Gaza) Huwaida A...

Video: First Arab boat docks in Gaza in defiance of blockade (2:31)

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=P2pBlFcIrss

"We are going to Gaza"

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +970 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Gaza) Huwaida A...

Letters from Larnaca and Gaza

http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/2008/letters_from_larnaca_and_gaza.pdf

We Do Not Ask Permission from Israel

The Free Gaza Movement is sending the Dignity on its fifth mission to Gaza with envoys on board from civil society or...

Envoys from Qatar Sail to Gaza, the First Arabs to Break Israel’s Blockade

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +970 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Gaza) Huwaida A...

Catastrophe for Gaza

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-sarraj14-2008dec14,0,2658218.story

Photos from Voyage # 4

Photos from our vist to Gaza aboard the FreeGaza boat Dignity 15-19 December 2008 and what we saw there. End the sieg...

Gaza Overwhelmed by Siege, Having No Joy or Eid

(Gaza Strip—Palestine—Dec 8, 2008) The siege of the Gaza strip has been in place for nearly 2 years. A to...

Divide and Shock in Palestine

The Palestine Trade and Investment Forum began in London this past weekend. Organised on the behalf of UK Trade and I...

The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 2/2008

Dignity to Gaza: “We’re Back!” The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 2/2008, Dec. 15On Tuesday 9...

Opinion: Israeli blockade of Gaza amounts to occupation

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11228083?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

Israel Punishes Attorney for Insisting on Her Legal Rights

On December 4th, I was detained at Ben Gurion airport and told I was being denied entry into Israel and would be depo...

DIGNITY SHIP LEAVES GAZA WITH PALESTINIAN STUDENTS

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 / freelance@mailworks.org(Cyprus) Osama Q...

Eid Greetings...

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Captain: Denis Healey (UK)

Captain of the Dignity, Denis has been involved with boats for 45  years beginning with small fishing boats in Portsm...

First Mate: Derek Graham (Ireland/Palestine)

Derek has been a qualified electrician for 20 years. He was a member of the reserve defense forces in Ireland for 21 ...

Delegation Leader: Lubna Masarwa (Palestine 48 / Israel)

Lubna is a Palestinian 48 living in Israel. She is a political dynamic activist in Jerusalem working for the Alternat...

Othman Abufalah (Jordan)

Othman is a reporter with Al-Jazeera Television. I'm a Palestinian refugee born in exile. I know what it means to not...

Naser Attaallah (Palestine)

Naser is returning to Gaza to rejoin his family. He has been unable to visit his family since Israel intensified the ...

Mike Cushman (UK)

Mike Cushman is a research fellow in Information Systems and Information and Communication Manager at the London Scho...

Ewa Jasiewicz (UK/Poland)

Ewa is an experienced journalist, community and union organizer, and solidarity worker. Her articles have appeared in...

Bella Lock (Australia/Palestine)

Bella was on the original Free Gaza trip. After having finally got the Arabic alphabet figured out, she is returning ...

Dr. Sonia Robbins (UK)

Sonia Robbins is a British reconstructive and hand surgeon who regularly volunteers in Gaza, and has had patients wai...

Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead (UK)

Jonathan Rosenhead has been on the staff of the London School of Economics for 40 years, and became Professor of Oper...

Firas Tawfeeq (Iraq)

Firas is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera Television.<p></p>

Press TV coverage of 4th Blockade-Busting Boat Arrival into Gaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYqPnrkHZXA

Solidarity, not charity, for the people of Gaza

December 10th is International Human Rights Day, and it's time we turned our rhetoric on human rights into reality. T...

Musical resistance against the siege

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10014.shtml

Dignity to Gaza: “We’re Back!” - Fourth Successful Voyage Breaks Through Siege of Gaza

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Caoimhe Butterly, +972 598 273 960 / sahara78@hotmail.co.uk(Gaza) Lubna M...

Passengers and Crew of Free Gaza Voyage #4

Captain: Denis Healey (UK)      Captain of the Dignity, Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years beginning wit...

PRESS RELEASE:BRITISH ACADEMICS TO BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA

PRESS RELEASE - 8th December 2008For immediate releaseBRITISH ACADEMICS TO BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA:BOAT LEAVES CYPRUS...

Free Gaza Goes Fourth – Setting Sail Again

(German below)Free Gaza Goes Fourth – Setting Sail Again The Newsletter of the Free Gaza Movement 1/2008, Dec. 8The F...

Olmert, Barak prevent Qatari ship from sailing to Gaza

http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3634654,00.html

After Israel objects, Qatar gives up plan for aid shipment to Gaza

http://www.kansascity.com/451/story/926542.html

Israeli Government says

http://washingtonbureau.typepad.com/jerusalem/In a conversation with the press last night, Mark Regev, the officialsp...

Kidnapped in Gaza

Last Tuesday the sea was a placid, liquid blanket, unruffled and as smooth as oil when Darlene, Andrew and I, human r...

Conférence le lundi 15 décembre 2008 au Parlement belge

See PDF FlyerHassan Khreiseh, vice-président du Parlementpalestinien (Palestinian Legislative Council)Dr Husse...

'Free Gaza' Ship to Break Through Israeli Blockade for the Fourth Time

For More Information, please contact:(Gaza) Caoimhe Butterly, +972 598 273 960(Cyprus/Gaza) Lubna Masarwa, +972 505 6...

The Open-Air Prison Called Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip, Palestine has been brutally occupied by Apartheid Israel since 1967 and has been under a genocidal siege ...

Activists try to break through Israel's blockade of Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20081204/wl_mcclatchy/3115854_1

Activists, sympathetic nations try to break through Israel's blockade of Gaza

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/799753.html

First Arab charity to break Gaza siege with $2m shipment of cancer medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFirst Arab charity to break Gaza siege with $2m shipment of cancer medicineFor More Information,...

Child Martyrs

On Tuesday 2nd November 2008 Gaza Strip, Palestine added two more child martyrs to its already long list of thousands...

Video: On the seige of Gaza

http://www.innworldreport.net/inn/index.php?option=com_jmultimedia&view=media&id=12

Democracy Now: Amira Hass Interview

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/12/2/israeli_reporter_amira_hass_forced_out

(Video) Israel turns back Libyan ship bound for Gaza with aid

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1042587.html

Gaza: A Bare Life Zone nearing to a no-life-zone

Gaza:A Bare Life Zone nearing to a no-life-zoneWith the last Israeli maneuvers' of tightening the siege imposed on Ga...

Take action to end crimes against humanity

Dear friends:It is only in an Orwellian "might makes right" world that 1.5 million people are kept in a con...

Three Palestinian fishing boats returned

Thursday 27th November, 2008 – Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine Three Palestinian trawling vessels confisc...

Video Feature on Free Gaza and Paul Larudee (3:54)

http://www.sanfranciscoiam.com/videos/07d30cc26c5d

Gazan fishermen protest for their rights

Monday 24th November, 2008 – Gaza City The ISM Gaza Strip team joined over 50 Palestinian fishermen on a d...

Video: UK humanitarian worker (Andrew Muncie) deported from Gaza by Israel (2:13)

http://www.presstv.ir:80/reports.aspx?sectionid=3510301

Gaza hip-hop trio "Black Unit Band" (Video)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1040937.html

PCAS: Libyan ship sailed to Gaza carrying 3 thousand aid tons

(Update: Also seehttp://www.afriquenligne.fr/news/africa-news/libya-sends-3,000-tons-of-aid-to-gaza-2008112516728.htm...

Israeli gunboats kidnap Gaza fisherman, peaceworkers

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9985.shtml

PCAS Report: Dangerous Ramifications Resulted in Israeli Brutal Siege for the past 20 days

http://www.freegaza.ps/english/index.php?scid=100&id=531&extra=news&type=40

In besieged Gaza, Journal of a voyage by Gideon Spiro: A call for civil disobedience

http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=30176

Photo essay: A dark night in Gaza

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9990.shtml

The Siege on Gaza: We Share the Blame (+ Arabic)

As an international community, we all share the responsibility for the ongoing brutal siege on Gaza, and not until we...

Gaza Challenges siege by Songs and Music

Gaza Challenges siege by Songs and Music, Thursday, November 27Part of Palestinian non-violent resistance, Internatio...

Israel's hold on Gaza

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gaza21-2008nov21,0,6881386.story

The Free Gaza Art Festival Continues - Song Contest and Online Exhibition

The Free Gaza Movement has successfully sailed three times from Cyprus to Gaza in a historic and ongoing endeavor to ...

PRESS RELEASE FROM VITTORIO ARRIGONI Nov. 22

During the last convulsive hours it was difficult for me to take the right decision, consistent with everything I bel...

Darlene Wallach is in a prison in Ramle

Darlene Wallach is in a new prison in Ramle, a men's prison, but she's in a section reserved for illegal immigrants. ...

Video: US Activist Detained in Israeli Jail Condemns Blockade of Gaza (10:17)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuqkBAcKKg

Media about Darlene Wallachs kidnapping

My name is Donna Wallach, I am Darlene Wallach’s sister. She was illegally kidnapped at gunpoint by at least 5 armed ...

GRETA BERLIN AND MARY HUGHES-THOMPSON INTERVIEW

Joe Fallisi : Dear Greta, dear Mary, you’re two of the founders and deeply involved organizers of Free Gaza. In...

War Crimes in Gaza. Interview with Donna Wallach

http://www.anis-online.de/1/ton/53.htm

PRESS RELEASE FROM VITTORIO ARRIGONI

Manifestly violating every human and civil right and against every international law, I spent the last six hours with...

Free Gaza Art

http://www.anis-online.de/2/bilder/anis/freegaza01.htm

Gazans describe life under blockade

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7735852.stm

'No space to be a child'

(Dr. Mohamed Altawil, MA, PhD in Mental Health, and PhD in Clinical Psychology, Volunteer Director of Palestine Traum...

Gaza: A Dire life Zone Still Clings to Hope

http://gazatoday.blogspot.com/2008/11/gaza-dire-life-zone-still-clings-to.html

Video: How Israel’s blockade is killing one Gaza boy

http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=48844&s2=18

UN on Gaza: "People are going to start getting hungry"

http://www.freegaza.ps/english/index.php?scid=100&type=39&id=522&extra=news

Weed Pulling Threatens Armed Israeli Soldiers

Al-Faraheen, Abasan Al-Kabeera, Gaza Strip, Palestine, 12th November 2008. On Wednesday 12th November, five internati...

A Plea for Funds for Legal Support

On Tuesday 18th November, the Israeli Navy forcibly abducted 15 unarmed Palestinian fishermen and three International...

HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS START HUNGER STRIKE IN ISRAEL

Massiyahu Prison, Lida, Israel (20 November, 2008) - Three Human Rights Observers (HRO) with the International Solida...

Free Gaza Organisation meets Dr Mustapha Bargouti.

So is Abbass just a tool of the Israelis? The Free Gaza Organisation meets Dr Mustapha Bargouti.   I’ m walking throu...

ISM activists in an Israeli prison

The fishermen have been released but their boats are still in custody since the confiscations.  The three ISM activis...

Irish Parliamentarian Protests to Israeli Embassy

 His Excellency Mr. Mark Sofer,Ambassador of Israel,Carisbrook House 122 Pembroke Rd,Ballsbridge Dublin 4, ...

BBC: Activist arrested off Gaza coast

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7735876.stm

URGENT: Kidnapped by the Israeli Navy

Fifteen Palestinian fishermen along with three internationals have been kidnapped in Palestinian waters by the Israe...

Free Gaza to Aid Agencies: "Deliver It by Sea?"

The Free Gaza Movement today issued this open letter to all organizations delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Str...

Israeli navy shoots cables on Palestinian fishing boat

On 15th November, 2008, seven human rights observers accompanied four Palestinian trawling vessels from the port of G...

Urgent Invitation to visit the Afflicted Gaza Strip

To His ExcellencyBan Ki MonUnited Nations Secretary GeneralDear highly respected Ban Ki Mon, we would like to pass ou...

UN on Gaza: "People are going to start getting hungry"

http://www.freegaza.ps/english/index.php?scid=100&id=522&extra=news&type=40

HOPE AS PALESTINIANS USE NONVIOLENCE IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM

HOPE AS PALESTINIANS USE NONVIOLENCE IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM.(Journey to Gaza – 28th Oct...

Testimony: Israeli navy shoots and wounds fisherman off Gaza coast

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9950.shtml

S3M-2873 Sandra White (Glasgow) (SNP): Successful Mercy Mission to Gaza

That the Parliament congratulates the success of the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza and the Free Gaza Mov...

Leaden sunset (postcards from Israel) Video

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmirsCuUc88Leaden sunsetslethal postcardssent from Israel to the fishermen in Ga...

Gaza's New Martyrs. Majda's Story

<p>http://www.counterpunch.org/sabawi11072008.html</p>

A blockade of Young minds

http://www.letpalstudy.org.uk/index.php?scid=100&id=308&extra=news&type=55

Resistance is Plowing the Fields of Fukharee

Fukharee, Gaza Strip, Palestine, 11th November 2008On Tuesday 11th November 2008, four international Human Rights Obs...

PCAS: Entire Power Blackout, mass Move in Gaza

http://www.freegaza.ps/english

FREE GAZA VIDEOS (LIST)

http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/media/videos.pdf

Sowing lentils, reaping bullets, in Khouza'a, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Khouza'a, Gaza Strip, Palestine, 6th November 2008: A number of Palestinian farmers went to their fields today to sow...

Journalists Denied entrance to Gaza

The Parliamentarians held a press conference today in Gaza today to talk about what they had seen and heard. The conf...

Dignitaries Depart with Dignity

Larnaca: Eleven members of various European Parliaments will return to the port of Larnaca on Tuesday, November 11 be...

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS ADMONISH ISRAEL & EGYPT FOR BORDER CLOSURES TO GAZA

RAFAH, GAZA STRIP, (10 November 2008) - A group of 11 European parliamentarians from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wale...

Israeli Chemical Warfare on Palestinian Fishermen

Gaza : All day9:15 am. From a small Palestinian fishing boat, David Schermerhorn watched as Israeli sailors aboard a ...

Haniyeh: Hamas willing to accept Palestinian state with 1967 borders

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1035414.html

URGENT ALERT: Israeli gunboats firing on fishing boat (Update 11am)

Greta Berlin just emailed this from Cyprus.  She is on the satellite phone with David Schermerhorn. He is out fi...

Dignity Arriving

<p></p><p>bla</p><p>http://picasaweb.google.com/sameh.habeeb/DignityBoatAgainInGaza3rdT...

Hass, Amira (Israel)

Amira is an award-winning Israeli-Jewish journalist and the author of "Drinking the Sea at Gaza" (Henry Holt, NY, 200...

DIGNITY to Israeli gunboat

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 8, 2008Contact: Mary Hughes, Cyprus +357 96 75 00 59Greta Berlin, Cyprus: +357 99 08 17...

Narratives under siege - The Israelis attack us every day

http://www.reliefweb.int:80/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/FBUO-7L4JTD?OpenDocument&rc=3&emid=ACOS-635PFR

PCAS: Dignity Boat sailed to break the Siege of Gaza

http://www.freegaza.ps/english/index.php?scid=100&id=517&extra=news&type=40

Free Gaza the Third ... Press Release

Larnaca: Tomorrow at 5:00 pm, the DIGNITY leaves for the third time for the shores of Gaza. This time, eleven past an...

Dignitaries on the the DIGNITY

Larnaca: Tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm, the DIGNITY leaves for the third time for the shores of Gaza. This time, elev...

News from Larnaca

Larnaca.  When members of the Free Gaza Movement sailed to Gaza in August, several accompanied fishermen aboard ...

Ahmed, Nazir (Lord) (Pakistan/UK)

Nazir Ahmed is from a working class background and very proud of that. He says that he is not a typical member of the...

Andrews, Christopher (Ireland)

Chris Andrews TD has been active in the Dublin South East constituency for almost 10 years. In May 2007, Chris topped...

Bartlett, Eva (Canada)

Eva Bartlett is a Canadian human rights advocate who lived for 8 months in 2007 in various West Bank areas under sieg...

Bolos, Nikolas (Greece, Palestine)

Nico is a chemical engineer who loves boats and is happy on the sea. This is his third trip to Gaza, he was a crewmem...

Hass, Amira (Israel)

Wikipedia: Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper Ha'are...

Healey, Denis (UK)

Captain. Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years beginning with small fishing boats in Portsmouth. He learned...

al-Haj, Sami (Sudan)

About Sami al-Haj, read Robert Fisk: Six years in Guantanamo at www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/rober...

Graham, Derek (Ireland, Palestine)

Derek has been a qualified electrician for 20 years. He was a member of the reserve defense forces in Ireland for 21 ...

McNeill, Pauline (Scotland)

Ms McNeill is the convenor of the Cross party Group on Palestine in the Scottish Parliament. She has been a long time...

Morena, Fernando (Spain)

Journalist for Al Jazeera English on board to accompany the parliamentarians to Gaza.<p></p>

Nacer, Mohamed (UK)

Cameraman for Al Jazeera English on board to accompany the parliamentarians to Gaza.<p></p>

O'Donnell, Hugh (Scotland, UK)

<p>Hugh graduated from Queen Margaret University College with an Honours Degree in Communication and has worked...

ÓSnodaigh, Aengus (Ireland)

Aengus is an Irish politician. He was re-elected in May 2007 for the second time to the Dáil. He is currently the Sin...

Rossi, Fernando (Italy)

Born in Portomaggiore, he was elected to represent the Marche region at the Italian general election, 2006 for the Pa...

Arraf, Huwaida (US, Palestine)

Huwaida (USA/Palestine) was on the first and second Free Gaza voyages. She is a Palestinian-American, and also a citi...

Sharp, Rob (UK)

Rod is a staff features writer for The Independent and is reporting on the members of Parliament who are coming to Ga...

Schermerhorn, David (USA, Palestine))

David is a commercial film producer and is 79 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza on its voyage to ...

Shoukri, Dr. Arafat (Palestine, UK)

British Palestinian citizen was born in Palestine. He lives in the UK and works as an Executive Director of the Pales...

Short, Clare (UK)

Clare Short was Secretary of State for International Development from 1997 to May 2003. DFID was a new Ministry creat...

Thomas, Rhodri Glyn (Wales, UK)

Mr. Thomas was elected to the Welsh Assembly in 1999.  In the 2007 elections he won his seat by the 2nd highest major...

Tonge, Dr. Jennifer Louise (Baroness) (UK)

After working as a doctor in the NHS for over 30 years, Jenny Tonge was elected to the House of Commons in 1997.She w...

White, Sandra (Scotland, UK)

Sandra White MSP joined SNP in 1983 believing in self determination for Scotland , and is active in promoting Equalit...

Zisyadis, Josef (Switzerland)

Josef is a Swiss politician, a member of the Swiss Party of Labour. He is a member of the Swiss National Council (199...

A voice From Gaza:Let's vote for Obama

www.Gazatoday.blogspot.com

On the Sea Again

On Friday, November 7, the SS DIGNITY leaves at 5:00 pm from Larnaca to Gaza. This time, thirteen members of the Euro...

Gaza Votes Obama

As the U.S. Presidential campaign enters its final days, Palestinians in Gaza are closely following the polls. Televi...

Activists in Gaza boat mission, Reuters Video (1:34)

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=92913

They are safe

The SS DIGNITY arrived at 6:30 this morning in Larnaca, Cyprus, as the sun was just splitting the waters of the Medit...

Bombarded by bombs

We were overjoyed when our boat, SS DIGNITY, landed safely at the port of Gaza this week.  Yesterday some of our pass...

Arriving with the Sunrise

On October 28, 2008 as the sun was setting, 27 passengers on board the SS DIGNITY left for Gaza. It was the second at...

Audrey Bomse (USA)

 Audrey is a human rights lawyer, 25-year member of the National Lawyers Guild, and current co-chair of its Free Gaza...

Alan Lonergan (Ireland)

Alan Lonergan, Ireland<p></p><p>Phone:</p>

Gideon Spiro (Israel)

Gideon is a journalist from Israel, a tireless campaigner against nuclear weapons and military might. He is one of th...

Renee Bowyer (Australia)

Renee Bowyer, Australia<p></p><p>Phone:</p>

Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked by Israeli gunboats

At 10:00 am Cyprus time, three Israeli gunboats attacked Palestinian fishing boats in the territorial waters of Gaza....

Al-Jazeera Coverage (3:31)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUbwgcVj8xU

Los Angeles Times: Pro-Palestinian boat lands in Gaza Strip

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-gaza30-2008oct30,0,1476370.story

New York Times: Advocates for Gaza Challenge Blockade

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/world/middleeast/30mideast.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

BBC: Second Gaza activist voyage docks

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7696852.stm

"Nam, Nehnu Nastatyeh!" is Arabic for "Yes, We Can!"

GAZA CITY, FREE PALESTINE (29 October 2008) - This morning I walked to the Indian Ocean and made salt in defiance of ...

Denis Healey (UK)

Captain of the "Dignity". Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years beginning with small fishing boats in Ports...

George Klontzas (Greece)

George was the Captain on the Liberty for the first voyage and is back as a consultant and first mate for this one. H...

Nikoals Bolos (Ireland)

Nico is a 49-year-old chemical engineer who loves boats and is happy on the sea. He's part of the Dignity's multi-nat...

We've done it again

LARNACA - The Free Gaza Movement is delighted to announce that their third boat, the SS Dignity carrying 27 crew and ...

Passengers of the trip back to Cyprus, Aug. 28-29, 2008

PALESTINIANS WHO LEFT GAZA ON THE SS FREE GAZA & SS LIBERTY ON AUGUST 28, 2008Maha M.S. Darwish, motherOmar Darwi...

Mairead Maguire (Ireland)

Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, Nobel peace prize laureate, was co-founder of the Community of Peace People for a peaceful ...

Israel Threatens to Forcibly Stop Us

We are returning to Gaza for exactly the same reasons we came in August: to deliver medical supplies, meet with civil...

Lubna Masarwa (Palestinian48, Israel)

Lubna is a Palestinian 48 living in Israel. She is a political dynamic activist in Jerusalem working for the Alternat...

Occupation? Ochi!! Free Gaza Movement to Sail to Gaza a s Second Time

LARNACA - The Free Gaza Movement will sail to Gaza for the second time this year on the 68th anniversary of Greek and...

The media is invited to say 'farewell' to the crew and passengers sailing to Gaza

Please come and say 'farewell' to the passengers and crew who are leaving for Gaza to, once again, break the blockade...

Female Sportscaster in Gaza Tells Her Story

http://www.metimes.com/Opinion/2008/10/27/female_sportscaster_in_gaza_tells_her_story/7922/

Derek Graham (Ireland)

Derek has been a qualified electrician for 20 years. He was a member of the reserve defense forces in Ireland for 21 ...

Rod Cox (UK)

Rod Cox:  The Israelis showed me why I should care for the Palestinians. I worked on a kibbutz near Nazareth and the ...

Joe Fallisi (Italy)

Joe Fallisi is a tenor, a composer and an actor from Milano, Italy (http://www.ancoramaipiu.it/cv/joes_page/joes_repe...

Amir Siddiq (Sudan)

Amir is a reporter with Al Jazeera. He was born in the Sudan and has been a journalist with Al-Arabiya News Channel, ...

Mohammed Alshubashi, MD (Germany)

Mohammed lives in Saarbrucken City, Germany and works there as a doctor of neuro-surgery. He was born in Jerusalem in...

David Schermerhorn

David is a commercial film producer and is 79 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza on its voyage to ...

Jock M. McDougall, MD (UK)

Jock is a retired general medicine practitioner who has been to the West Bank in 2006. He has many years of experienc...

Theresa McDermott (UK)

Theresa McDermott is a postal logistics worker from Edinburgh, spent a month in Palestine in 2004 and was on the firs...

Vilma Mazza (Italy)

She's one of the founders for the "Ya Basta Association" and a coordinator for their health brigade. She is also a ma...

Ramzi Kysia (USA)

Ramzi is an Arab-American writer and activist, one of the organizers of the Free Gaza Movement. He spent a year in Ir...

Ali Al-Jabar (Qatar)

Ali graduated from the Cinema High Institute and is a cameraman for Al Jazeera TV.<p></p><p>Phone:&...

Ibrahim Hamami, MD (UK)

Ibrahim is a British Palestinian, one of six million Palestinians in the diaspora. He's a family physician in Bucking...

Marco Giusti (Italy)

Marco is a physiotherapist frm Rome and an activist with "Ya Basta Association", an Italian network involved in inter...

Eliza Ernshire (Australia)

Eliza is an Australian schoolteacher who has spent many years working with Palestinian communities both in the occupi...

Caoimhe Butterly (Ireland)

Caoimhe (pronounced Queeva) is an Irish human rights advocate who lives and works in Palestinian refugee camps and Le...

Mustafa Barghouti (Palestine)

Mustafa Barghouti, MD: Mustafa is President of the Palestinian National Initiative (Al Mubadara) and a member of the ...

Huwaida Arraf (USA/Palestine)

Huwaida Arraf was on the first Free Gaza voyage. She is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel.  She is...

Ghazi Abourashed

Ghazi is a Dutch citizen of Palestinian origin living in Holland for the last 18 years. He's been an activist in huma...

10 of the Passengers (More to Follow)

<p>Audrey Bomse: Audrey is a human rights lawyer, 25-year member of the National Lawyers Guild, and current co-...

O' LIVE!!!!!

Video: http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=P1KCIL2XdyE“Ulivo” in Italian, “Zetun” in Arabic, and &l...

Gaza Fishing Boats Report, Oct. 22

Wednesday 22nd October, 2008 – off the coast of the Gaza Strip. Three international human rights observers (HRO’s) ac...

YES, WE ARE COMING

On Saturday, October 25, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement sent our formal notice to Israel, the Occupying Power in the Ga...

Report on Al-Faraheen Abasan Al-Kabeera

This is a compilation report of various times ISM Gaza Stripvolunteers have spent with farmers in Al-Faraheen Abasan ...

Breaking Siege torch from Gazan Children to the world

Action Alert: Breaking Siege torch from Gazan Children to the worldMobilize your voice from 23rd October to 30 Novemb...

‘Gaza Crossing closed despite ceasefire’

http://rafah.virtualactivism.net/news/todaymain.htm

‘Gaza is in Joy, Extacy and Peace’

http://www.gazatoday.blogspot.com/

‘Photo story: Gazans live back in the Middle Ages!’

http://www.gazatoday.blogspot.com/

‘A voice from Gaza: All I need is my freedom’

 http://www.gazatoday.blogspot.com/

Walls triumph over bridges…conference on siege is a victim of siege

Press Release: October 20, 2008 Gaza Community Mental Health ProgrammeWalls triumph over bridges…conference on...

Une vague d’espoir met le cap sur Gaza

http://www.ism-france.org/news/article.php?id=10194&type=communique&lesujet=Actions

Another 'Free Gaza' boat to set sail

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3611900,00.html

Wave of Hope Heading for Gaza

On October 28, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement will set sail again for Gaza. On board will be a Nobel Peace Prize winner...

Report On the Drastic Consequences of Gaza Siege

http://www.freegaza.ps/english/index.php?scid=100&id=504&extra=news&type=40

Solidarity at Sea

A personal account of an ISM accompaniment action with Gaza fishermen on 12th OctoberBy a British ISM volunteer  On S...

Gaza Fishermen Oct. 18

A brief report & relevant YouTube link: Gazan territorial waters, 18th October 2008 - At approximately 12:30, a P...

Report: Gazan Fishing

Three human rights observers (HROs) accompanied a fleet of four Palestinian fishing boats, as they left the port in G...

The Children of Gaza: Weaned on Fear and Trauma

Gaza Strip, 18, Oct, 2008- Gaza Strip, Palestine- Severe terror and traumas are de facto storms for children in the o...

Report from Gazan Territorial Waters

This Sunday, the 12th October 2008, the Israeli navy continued its violent harassment of Palestinian fishermen. A fle...

Saving Palestine--A Massacre of Children...

http://gazatoday.blogspot.com/2008/10/saving-palestine-massacre-of-children.html

Gaza Human Rights Observers' Report on Fishermen

On Sunday October 5th, two international human rights observers accompanied a Gazan fishing boat offshore of Jabalya....

President of UN General Assembly sees FGM as Example for Nonviolence

http://un.org/ga/president/63/statements/idn21008.shtml

Some Free Gaza Press Photos

http://www.anis-online.de/mediendatenbank/1/freegaza.htm

Gaza Fever

My phone rang tonight, an unlisted number showing up on the caller ID. "Free Gaza, Greta Berlin speaking," ...

We Will Keep On Going Offshore Fishing

I went to Al-Awda hospital to have my stitches taken out, a fairly good scar now marks my skin for life (courtesy of ...

al-Quds Interview with Musheir al-Farra (FGM)

http://www.alquds.com/docs/pdf-docs/2008/9/24/page20.pdf

Free Gaza Support Tour

On August 23, 2008, the two wooden boats of the Free Gaza Movement became the first foreign vessels in forty-one year...

Delaying our Trip to Gaza

We, the members of the Free Gaza Movement, regret to announce a delay in our plans to return to Gaza this week. ...

A Forgotten Story in Gaza: The Slaughter of Innocence

http://gazatoday.blogspot.com/2008/09/forgotten-story-in-gaza-slaughter-of.html

Letter to Italian Consulate from Vittorio Arrigoni's Parents

We are the parents of Vittorio Arrigoni who is now in Gaza with the activists of the Free Gaza Movement and ISM Rafah...

Press Conference on Thursday / Passengers List

On Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 am, the Free Gaza Movement will hold a press conference at the commercial port in ...

THERE WILL BE HOPE IN GAZA

(LARNACA, 22 September 2008) - The Free Gaza Movement announced today that an international delegation of doctors, pa...

The Nation: The Free Gaza Movement

www.thenation.com/doc/20081006/silverstein/single

Report on Fishing & Farming in the Gaza Strip (Update Sep. 22)

(Six articles)6. Individual report written by Donna Wallach, ISM volunteer in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, PalestineGaza Ci...

What is Terrorism? (+ Video)

Vittorio's Video of a Palestinian boat damaged by Israeli naval forces: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9E7nqVEOmsEWhat...

ITALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR INJURED BY ISRAELI NAVY OFF GAZA COAST

GAZA STRIP (17 September 2008) - An Italian human rights worker with theFree Gaza Movement and International Solidari...

Photos

(16.09.08) Many photos of the boats, the passengers and everything connected to the Free Gaza Movement at flickr.com&...

Counterpunch: Of Pirates, Provocateurs and Peaceful Pests. Breaking the Siege of Gaza

http://counterpunch.org/gaffney09132008.html

Hamas Holocaust perversion: Jews planned Holocaust to kill handicapped Jews

  Hamas Holocaust perversion: Jews planned Holocaust to kill handicapped Jews By Itamar Marcus...

ISM activist prosecuted for aiding Hamas and passport fraud

<p> </p><p>A member of the International Solidarity Movement. Update: "York County native gets 31/2...

We Will Never Forget

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We recommend the Alderia Hotel

Peace activists from Free Gaza stayed in the luxury Alderia Hotel in Gaza, thanks to the funding by the European Unio...

Humanitarian assistance to Gaza by Israel

<p>The Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories reports daily on the general humanitar...

Peace activist Lauren Booth meets with Ismail Haniyeh

Lauren Booth met with Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas and got a free passport. 

Lauren Booth goes shopping in Gaza

Defiant Lauren Booth comparing Gaza to Darfur brought a packet of Mentos from an empty shop.<p></p>

Israel bans travel of human rights defenders

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9823.shtml

ISRAELI MILITARY GUNBOAT RAMS UNARMED PALESTINIAN FISHING VESSEL

(GAZA COASTAL WATERS) 10th September 2008 - An Israeli military gunboat rammed an unarmed Palestinian fishing vessel ...

FREE GAZA MOVEMENT MEETS WITH EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND CALLS FOR WIDE INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION TO BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA

BRUSSELS (11 September 2008) - Today, in a special session of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Palestinian...

Free Gaza Movement Calls for Wide International Participation to Break the Siege of Gaza

The Free Gaza Movement calls upon the international community to join the Movement’s efforts to help end the human su...

GREEN MEPS CALL FOR FREE MOVEMENT FOR 'FREE GAZA' ACTIVISTS AS EGYPT REFUSES BORDER PERMISSION

NEWS RELEASE From the office of the UK's Green MEPs10 September 2008The UK's Green MEPs today urged the UK authoritie...

Not One Cent For Gaza

www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20713.htm

UPDATE FROM GAZA ON FISHERMEN ACCOMPANIMENT THIS PAST SATURDAY

On Saturday the 6th of September, human rights workers from the Free GazaMovement and the International Solidarity Mo...

We Broke the Siege of Gaza. Help Us Continue Our Work

http://www.freegaza.org/uploads/september2008/donateflyer.pdf

YouTube Video: Shooting on Palestinian Fishing Boats (1:36)

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTUYivihoTETomorrow another fishing day in high sea has been organised, on boar...

FREE GAZA MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES POSTAL SERVICE TO GAZA

In August 2008 the Free Gaza Movement shattered the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip by peacefully sailing from Cyp...

LIKE PALESTINIANS, HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS DENIED EXIT THROUGH EREZ CHECKPOINT TO ISRAEL AND THROUGH RAFAH CROSSING TO EGYPT

GAZA (2 Sept. 2008) - Four foreign nationals from the UK, USA, Ireland and Australia, who helped peacefully challenge...

Vittorio Arrigoni's Account of the Israeli Shooting

"When at a distance, estimated by our fishing boat’s captain, of 7 nautical miles from the coast, we dropp...

ISRAELI NAVAL VESSELS FIRING ON UNARMED FISHING BOATS AND HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS

(OFF THE COAST OF GAZA) 1 September 2008 - Israeli Naval vessels are currently firing on unamrmed Palestinian fishing...

Military Vessels Firing on Palestinian Boat with Fishermen and Peace Activists

At 9:45 am (CEST) news came in that several Israeli vessels are firing on a Palestinian fishing boat with six "F...

HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS TO ACCOMPANY GAZA FISHERMEN ON MONDAY

GAZA CITY (1 September 2008) - Human Rights Observers from the Free Gaza Movement and the International Solidarity Mo...

Marin activist recounts 'Free Gaza' voyage

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_10337510

Israel arrests 4 Gaza fishermen

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080829/tpl-uk-israel-palestinians-gaza-43a8d4f.html

Gaza Boats in some of the US media

Gaza blockade protesters arrive in Cyprus with Palestinianshttp://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080829/wl_mideast_afp/mideas...

Egypt opens border crossing with Gaza Strip

(Also see another article in Arabic on this at http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/719A2F43-45A2-4FA1-9FAC-7AB2664C68E...

FREE GAZA & LIBERTY ARRIVE IN CYPRUS WITH PALESTINIANS ON-BOARD

FREE GAZA MOVEMENT announces the arrival at 20:30 (10:30am PDT), Friday 29 August, 2008 of the FREE GAZA and LIBERTY ...

WP: Boats Depart Gaza After Aid Delivery

7 Palestinians Leave With Activists Who Flouted BlockadeSpecial to The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost...

Updates on the return to Cypus and Jeff Halper

Google News Alert for: Jeff HalperShip of hopeAl-Ahram Weekly - Cairo,EgyptAs Adel stood in line to shake...

CBC's

Radio Interview of Paul Larudee on board SS Liberty on Thursday 8/28/08 returning to Cyprus from GazaNote: Click &quo...

MSP congratulates Gaza blockade-breakers and urges charges against activist to be dropped

PRESS RELEASEFrom Dr R. Eric SwanepoelOffice Manager/Researcher for Dr Bill Wilson MSP MSP congratulates Gaza blockad...

SS FREE GAZA & SS LIBERTY ON INTERNATIONAL WATERS ON WAY TO CYPRUS

The SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty left port in Gaza at 3:40 PM, and have begun their long voyage back to Cyprus. Aboard...

Live Stream from the Free Gaza sailing to Cyprus

Message from the Free Gaza boat at 3.20 pm German time, received via Skype: "We just left Gaza and it looks like...

SS FREE GAZA & SS LIBERTY TO LEAVE FOR CYPRUS WITH PALESTINIANS ON-BOARD

For More Information, Please Contact:(Gaza) Paul Larudee: +972 598 765 370(Gaza) Huwaida Arraf: +972 599 130 426(Cypr...

The Remarkable Opportunities of the Free Gaza Project

In the end, the Israeli government acted in a very responsible fashion.  It avoided a confrontation with the two...

14 Free Gaza Articles at Cyprus-Mail.com

www.cyprus-mail.com (search by keyword)Activists help Gaza fishermen breach sea blockadeTuesday, August 26, 2008, by ...

PALESTINIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO THEIR OWN WATERS

(GAZA CITY, 27 August 2008) - It was standing-room-only in Gaza City studios today as the Free Gaza Movement held a p...

Israeli (boat passenger) arrested for entering Gaza

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1219572133520&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

SS FREE GAZA & SS LIBERTY TO LEAVE GAZA PORT ON THURSDAY

(GAZA CITY, 26 August 2008) – The SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty will leave Gaza for Cyprus on Thursday morning at...

Gaza: UN expert welcomes landing of ships carrying human rights activists

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=27814&Cr=palestin&Cr1=

Sailing into Gaza

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880825045

FREE GAZA MOVT BOATS TO RETURN TO LARNACA ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th

FREE GAZA MOVT BOATS TO RETURN TO LARNACA ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th ANDJEFF HALPER AT PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, AUGUS...

Message from Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Dear Friends of Gaza,Many thanks for your information and great news that the Free Gaza Boats have arrived safely in ...

High Seas Hijinx near Gaza

http://time-blog.com/middle_east/2008/08/high_seas_hijinx_near_gaza.html

al-Jazeera: Inside story- Gaza blockade- 24 Aug 08- Part 1

Also see Part 2: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DGBHPMe5c&feature=related<p>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=...

FREE GAZA MOVEMENT IS AT SEA AGAIN

 FREE GAZA MOVEMENT IS AT SEA AGAIN:on the 8 mile limit off Gaza Harbour –SS Free Gaza, with six Palestinian fisherme...

32 More Photos (Slide Show)

http://palestinefreevoice.blogspot.com/2008/08/ss-free-gaza-ss-liberty-arrived-safe-to.html

No Comment, Courtesy Abo al Bara

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New York Times: Rights Advocates Defy Israeli Blockade of Gaza

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/world/middleeast/24mideast.html?ref=middleeast

ON MONDAY MORNING, HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS GO TO SEA TO FISH

GAZA CITY, GAZA (24 August 2008) - Two days after the SS FREE GAZA and the SS LIBERTY arrived to a jubilant welcome i...

Videos from the Boats on their way to and arriving in Gaza

Below are some videos of the two boats as they were on the sea on Friday and their arrival in Gaza on Saturday.Note: ...

Free Gaza Movement: WE BROKE THE SIEGE OF GAZA !!!

On August 23, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement broke the Siege of Gaza. It was world news yesterday, thousands of people ...

Videos of the Boats Arriving

http://freegaza.org/uploads/audio_video/freegaza_20080822.1.mov<p>(Needs QuickTime, more videos to follow very ...

Breaking the Siege

(Click here to see Latuff's cartoon in large)(Click here to see Latuff's cartoon in large)

FREE GAZA BOATS ARRIVE IN GAZA

GAZA (23 August 2008) - Two small boats, the SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty, successfully landed in Gaza early this ...

ABC News: Israeli spokesman: Boats will be allowed to enter Gaza

"On Saturday afternoon, Foreign Ministry spokesman Aviv Shiron said Israel would allow the vessels to reach Gaza."<...

A Message to All from the SS Liberty

A Message to All from the SS Liberty:"We've entered Gazan waters. We're flying the Palestinian flag, and we now ...

Free Gaza and Liberty Approach Gazan Waters

Despite all odds, with scrambled radio, jammed phones, a seasick passenger, a seasick journalist on a media boat seek...

Reuters: Gaza activists fight poor communications, rough seas

http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSLN194771._CH_.2400

Urgent: Request for International Community Intervention

Free Gaza Movement Boat Flotilla in Need of Immediate Assistance (23.08.08) Free Gaza Movement Boat Flotilla in Need ...

Guardian: Intimidation will not stop our boats sailing for Gaza

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/23/israelandthepalestinians.middleeast

A Statement from the International Human Rights Workers Aboard the SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty, Sailing to Gaza

(10am, 23 August, 2008) At 10am this morning, the Cyprus team of the Free Gaza Movement was able to briefly speak wit...

Video and Audio at DemocracyNow.org

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/8/22/free_gaza_boats_set_sail_from

Free Gaza Project Already Big Success - Israeli Responses

http://www.anis-online.de/1/ton/51.htm

Live Stream

We installed a live stream for each boat. You can watch them here: www.anis-online.de/1/ton/50.htm when the streaming...

26 Bios of 46 Passengers who sailed to Gaza, Aug. 22-23, 2008

Photo shows 16 of 40 passengers, see Flickr.com for more photos: www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02Phone:

26 Bios of 46 Passengers who sailed to Gaza, Aug. 22-23, 2008

Photo shows 16 of 40 passengers, see Flickr.com for more photos: www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02Phone:

Forty-six international human rights workers are now sailing to Gaza

(Huwaida laying roses for 34 USS Liberty soldiers, shortly before departure)A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS FROM THE FREE GA...

al-Jazeera TV Feature (2:42) in Arabic

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=wheXgKomLc0

Cyprus lets activists sail to Gaza, despite Israeli siege

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1013757.html

Scotland: MSP demands Israel lets ships take children’s hearing aids to Gaza

http://www.billwilsonmsp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=270&Itemid=1

Passenger's Bios (31 Bios of 40 Passengers)

Photo shows 16 of 40 passengers, see Flickr.com for more photos: www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02<p></p>...

Passenger's Bios (31 Bios of 40 Passengers)

Photo shows 16 of 40 passengers, see Flickr.com for more photos: www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02<p></p>...

Kathleen O'Connor Wang (USA)

Kathleen, an LA resident since 1967 raising and supporting her family, says her sympathies lie with those families wh...

Donna Wallach (Israel/USA)

<p></p><p>Phone:+357.99.194.722</p>

Darlene Wallach (USA)

Darlene, 57, is an anti-zionist activist for social and environmental justice. She lives in San Jose, California (USA...

Mary Hughes Thompson, Canada

Mary was born in Bolton, England and immigrated to Canada, then to the United States. She is a member of the Writer's...

Ren (Lawrence) Afif Tawil (USA)

Ren was born in San Francisco, CA (USA) in 1953, as was his mother. His father Afif George Tawil was born and raised ...

Courtney and Kathy Sheetz (USA)

<p>Kathy, 61, is mother of a lawyer, a doctor and fellow passenger on the Free Gaza, 25-year-old videographer C...

Yvonne Ridley (UK)

<p>From County Durham, Yvonne is a TV presenter, author and activist. She first came to prominence when arreste...

Mike Prior (UK)

<p class="TableContents">Mike, 66, is from Manchester, UK. He has been to Palestine three times since 2003. He ...

Adam Qvist (Denmark)

Adam, 22, an essayist and co-author of the novel "City Might Fall" (2008), works on sexual and reproductive rights wi...

Haq Nawaz Qureishi (Pakistan/UK)

From Bradford, UK, Haq Nawaz, 26, is a member of the punk rock band Fun-da-mental and was in the band The Cult. He ow...

Ken O'Keefe (Ireland/USA)

Ken, 39, grew up in California and was in the U.S. Marines in the 1991 Gulf War.  He initiated P10K (www.P10K.net) in...

Thomas H. Nelson (USA)

Tom practiced corporate law with Oregon's largest law firm for nearly 20 years. He became involved in Palestinian iss...

Andrew Muncie (Scotland)

Andrew, 34, is from Spean Bridge in the Highlands of Scotland.  He has philosophy degrees from Aberdeen and Edinburgh...

Anne Montgomery (USA)

Anne, 81, is a Catholic nun of the religious Order of the Sacred Heart. She taught for 30 years and became a peace ac...

Theresa McDermott (Scotland)

Theresa, 41, a postal logistics worker from Edinburgh, spent a month in Palestine in 2004.<p></p><p>...

Dr. Edith Lutz (Germany)

Edith, 59, is married with 4 grown children. A former professional nurse, Edith became a teacher. Engaged in Judaic s...

Jenny Linnell (UK)

From the UK, Jenny has been involved in human rights work for many years.<p></p><p>Phone:</p>

Paul Larudee, Ph.D. (USA)

<p>Paul, a cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement, is a San Francisco Bay Area activist on the issue of justice in...

Ramzi Kysia (USA/Lebanon)

Ramzi is an Arab-American writer and non-violence trainer and activist. Since September 11, he has spent almost four ...

Fathi Jaouadi (Tunisia)

Fathi is doing an MA in Documentary Film-making at Brunel University in London, Fathi is part of the film crew on the...

Jeff Halper (Israel)

Jeff is an Israeli professor of anthropology and coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAH...

Musheir El-Farra (Palestine/UK)

Originally from Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Musheir is married to Dr. Wesam Al Qarra and has ...

Hedy Epstein (USA)

Hedy was born in Freiburg, Germany on 8/15/1924, the only child of Ella & Hugo Wachenheimer. She lived in Kippenh...

Ana Maria Del Mar (Spain)

From Vilanova I La Geltru, Cataluna, Ana Maria worked 25 years as a criminal lawyer and has visited the West Bank six...

Dr Bill Dienst (USA)

Bill is a Family and Emergency Room physician for Omak, a town in rural Washington in the northwestern United States....

Monir M Deeb (Palestine/USA)

Monir was born in 1951 in Gaza City, Palestine, to refugee parents from Haifa and El Majdel (today called Ashkelon). ...

Dr. Uri Davis (Palestine)

Uri, 64, is an international acclaimed author, academic and peace activist who calls himself an anti-zionist Palestin...

Lauren Booth (UK)

Lauren, a broadcaster and journalist, has regular columns in the Mail on Sunday and writes features for the Sunday Ti...

Greta Berlin (USA)

A cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin since the early 1960s has advocated for justice for the Palestini...

Vittorio Arrigoni (Italy)

Vittorio has wide experience in international charity work and in the battle for human rights in Europe and Eastern E...

Huwaida Arraf (Palestine)

Huwaida is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel.  She is a human rights activist and co-founder of th...

Memorial Service in Larnaca Today

Today at 1:30 pm, the passengers and crew of the SS FREE GAZA and the SS LIBERTY will hold a memorial service at the ...

Popular Committee Against the Siege Awaits FGM

Gaza – Ma'an – The Free Gaza Movement's ship will arrive on the island of Cyprus on Tuesday evening, its ...

BBC News: Truce barely eases Gaza embargo

http://news.bbc.co.uk:80/2/hi/middle_east/7570605.stm

WorldNews.com: SS Free Gaza And SS Liberty Arrive In Larnaca, Cyprus

http://cgi.wn.com/?action=display&article=76091428&template=worldnews/paidnews.txt

FREEDOM SAILORS CONTINUE JOURNEY TO GAZA UNDER THREAT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FREE GAZA MOVEMENT  August 20, 2008FREEDOM SAILORS CONTINUE JOURNEY TO GAZA UNDER THREATIn USA...

Music to Accompany a Courageous Boat Journey - The Free Gaza Song Contest

http://www.anis-online.de/office/events/p/Free_Gaza_Song_Contest_PR.pdf

Le Monde: A l'abordage du blocus de Gaza

http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2008/08/20/a-l-abordage-du-blocus-de-gaza_1085785_3218.html#ens_id=891944

SS FREE GAZA AND SS LIBERTY HAVE ARRIVED IN LARNACA, CYPRUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FREE GAZA MOVEMENT SS FREE GAZA AND SS LIBERTY HAVE ARRIVED IN LARNACA, CYPRUS In UK: The...

Interviews Radio Centraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Interviews with Paul Larudee (2. August, 14 min audio) and Lauren Booth (16. August, 7 min), (Blog in Flemish but int...

Gandhians set to break Gaza siege

http://www.godubai.com/gulftoday/article.asp?AID=38&Section=Middle%20East

Navy to repel Free Gaza Movement boats

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218710388004&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Scottish medical supplies across Europe to Gaza: End the Siege

Latest message from Khalil (Monday 18 August) - He is in Jordan and has contacted a charity there who sends convoys o...

Israeli Government Recognizes “Humanitarian” Mission to Break the Siege of Gaza

NICOSIA, CYPRUS (18 Aug. 2008) - In a letter today to the Free Gaza Movement, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Visiting the Gaza strip, July 2008

http://www.uruknet.info?p=46469

Threats and Intimidation

Across the world, there are laws against threatening other people. Verbal threats give rise to great personal and emo...

Activists ‘committed to sail despite threats’

http://www.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=10080

Israel may use force to halt boat trying to break Gaza siege

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1012171.html

FREE GAZA IN THE MEDIA (UPDATE)

Media Clipping Service: the attached PDF list is a collection of international media responses to the Free Gaza Movem...

Gaza's shocking devastation

(14.08.08) A Canadian Jew’s visit to the territory left him ashamed by what he saw(14.08.08) A Canadian Jew’s visit t...

Yes We Can - Standing Up for Justice in the Middle East

"Come, my friends / ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. / Push off, andsitting well in order smite / The soundin...

Gaza's shocking devastation: A Canadian Jew's visit to the territory left him ashamed by what he saw

I had expected conditions in Gaza to be bad, but I was still shocked at the devastation when I went there in July. La...

Message from Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

Dear Gaza friends,  Your courage and commitment to attempting to break the siege of Gaza andthe collective punishment...

On Board Bulletin, from the FreeGaza: Psychological Terrorism

(Friday 15th August)  Today I was going to write about about practical developments, here in the waters of the G...

On Board Bulletin, from the FreeGaza

(Friday 15th August) Today I was intending to write about about practical developments, here  in the waters around th...

Gaza 'siege-breaking boats' delayed

(14.08.08) A storm has kept two boats carrying 44 pro-Palestinian activists from setting off for Gaza on Wednesday, d...

Interview with Musheir El-Farra and Donna Wallach (Audio)

08/13/08 Interview with Musheir El-Farra and Donna Wallach on the Voices of the Middle East and North Africa radio pr...

LAUREN BOOTH'S UPDATE FROM FREE GAZA AND LIBERTY

 <p>Setting Sail, 11am, 13th AugustI am typing this bulletin from an internet cafe overlooking the Liberty and ...

FREE GAZA IN THE MEDIA (UPDATE)

(13.08.2008) Media Clipping Service: The Free Gaza Movement. The following list is a collection of media responses to...

Photos

(20.08.08) Many photos of the boats, the passengers and everything connected to the Free Gaza Movement at flickr.comh...

The Latest from Freegaza and Liberty, Crete

Bulletin from Lauren BoothTuesday 12th August 2008Well here on baking, blissfully breezy Crete it has been a day of h...

Free Gaza Movement Video News

- 10.08.08 Free Gaza.Org Organizer and Passenger Paul Larudee Talks (4:57), http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=x2uJu1s8Fik...

Dicing with death for Gaza: Day 8

(09.08.08) We linked up in Chania with fellow passengers journalist Lauren Booth (aka Tony Blair's sister-in-law...

Press Info August 9

1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty Arrive in Chania, Crete, Sunday, 10 August at 19:30 p.m. F...

A voice from Gaza: All I need is my freedom

Freedom is a broad expression that includes a mosaic of freedoms for humans in all life aspects……………… It’s being guar...

Free Gaza Movement Welcoming Ceremony 10 August 2008

Dear all, On the behalf of the Free Gaza Boat, The Palestinian International Campaign To End The Siege On Gaza and Th...

Photos from the Free Gaza Movement

Here is a link to photos from the Free Gaza Movement. Or visit flickr.com and search for freegazaorg<p>http://w...

BBC Radio: Protesters set to sail into Gaza, 5min49 realaudio

(06.08.08) Campaigner Lauren Booth and former Labour MP and chief executive of British-Israel Communications Lorna Fi...

Gaza Under Siege

(04.08.08) After Hamas’ January 25, 2006 electoral victory, Israel targeted Gaza oppressively. All outside aid was cu...

« E la Nave va » Campagne pour briser le siège de Gaza

(06.08.08) Voilà des gens confiants en la noblesse de leur geste, mais aussi partagés, entre l’es...

Cherie Blair's sister joins battle to break Gaza blockade

(05.08.08) A group of activists including Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth plans to break Israel's blockade of...

Holocaust survivor joins peace voyage into troubled waters

(06.08.08) Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein is set to sail this weekend into the troubled waters off Gaza in a bid by ...

Cyprus to let activists sail for Gaza

(04.08.2008) NICOSIA, Cyprus: Authorities in Cyprus said Monday they will not try to stop a group of U.S.-based activ...

An Israeli Jew in Gaza. A Statement by Jeff Halper

Statement made by Jeff Halper during the Cyprus Press Conference on August 4, 2008, see the JPG (Click again on pictu...

Craven governments shamed by a brave band of volunteers

(03.08.2008) Stuart Littlewood wonders whether Israel will allow the “Free Gaza” boat of humanitarian supplies to rea...

Press Conference 4th August in London

We would like to invite you to a press conference presenting the plans of the Gaza Boat Campaign at 11am to 12noon on...

Dicing with death for the freedom of Gaza

(02.08.2008) In a few days time, I will be stepping on board a boat in an attempt to sail into the world’s largest op...

Yvonne Ridley to sail with Gaza blockade ship

(02.08.2008) A crew from Press TV in Iran have arrived in Cyprus to join a group of US-based activists who are planni...

Free Gaza Song on YouTube & Contest

(02.08.2008) There is a new Free Gaza Song online at http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=ATLNx8k8FU0. Viewers are invited t...

'Flotilla for Justice' on way to Gaza,

(02.08.2008) Two sailing boats carrying 40 activists from 16 countries are to leave Cyprus next week bound for Gaza i...

Activists move to break Gaza siege by boat

(August 1, 2008) Two boatloads of several dozen activists are to leave Cyprus next week bound for Gaza in a bid to br...

Group will test Israel's Gaza blockade

(July 30, 2008) The international organization "Free Gaza" will test Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled area b...

Ships to break Gaza blockade

(July 31, 2008) A GROUP of 40 international human rights activists will attempt to sail directly from Cyprus to the G...

'SS Liberty' Sails to Challenge Israel

(30.07.2008) Forty-one years after the American surveillance ship USS Liberty was napalmed, torpedoed and strafed by ...

Activists aim to break Gaza blockade by boat

(31.07.2008) NICOSIA (AFP) - Two boatloads of several dozen activists are to leave Cyprus next week bound for Gaza in...

Press Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, August 4

A press conference at The Journalists' House, NicosiaAt RIK / CBC Avenue 12, NicosiaMonday, 4th August, 2008 at 10.00...

Boat trip aims to break Israeli blockade of Gaza

(July 29) ATHENS  (Reuters) - Two boats carrying activists from 17 countries will leave the Mediterranean island of C...

Breaking the Gaza siege, by boat

This summer, a group of Palestinians, Israelis and internationals will sail directly from international waters into G...

Speaking Out For Gaza: Interviews With Donna and Darlene Wallach

(July 27, 2008) When I learned that my friends Donna and Darlene Wallach were sailing to Gaza, I wanted to understand...

Is Gaza under occupation or not? Free Gaza boats about to find out more

For more than two years, all border crossings to the Gaza Strip have been closed by the Israeli army. Since then, the...

Athens Press Conference July 29

For Immediate Release:Can unarmed seaborne civilians break the siege of Gaza?A press conference at 13:00H, Tuesday, J...

Carol Brouillet Interview FGM, Part 2

(July 21, 2008) Carol Brouillet interviews Mary Hughes-Thompson, Bill Dienst, David Halpin during the second hour. Yo...

Carol Brouillet Interview FGM, Part 1

(July 21, 2008) Carol Brouillet interviews Darlene Wallach, Kathleen Wang, Hedy Epstein, Greta Berlin during the firs...

Kevin Barrett Interview FGM

(July 21, 2008) Kevin Barrett interviews Annie Higgins and Darlene Wallach for the hour. You can access the interview...

The Freedom Ship is coming Over...Take an action and endorse us

(July 24, 2008) Free Gaza" initiative to try and enter Gaza by sea and open port // A small shipping vessel will set ...

Setting sail to break the siege of Gaza

(22.07.08) On 5 August a flotilla of ships will set sail from Cyrus to Gaza in a bid to break the siege, now in its 1...

Article on Hedy Epstein & Free Gaza in St. Louis Post

At the age of 83, Hedy Epstein is still a rabble-rouser. The diminutive, feisty Central West End resident is a famili...

Richmond man leads group on mission to Gaza

(17.07.08) A Richmond piano tuner is organizing an international brigade that will set sail next month for Gaza City ...

Gaza on brink of humanitarian catastrophe

(20.07.08) This August, a group of 40 international human rights activists from 15 countries, including Palestinians ...

Free Gaza Show on "We The People Radio Network" (Texas/USA)

Free Gaza Show in the First Hour with Darlene Wallach, Kathleen Wang, Hedy Epstein, and Greta Berlin, in the second h...

"Free Gaza" initiative to try and enter Gaza by sea and open port

(19.07.08) Bethlehem - Ma'an - A small shipping vessel will set sail for Gaza from Cyprus on 5 August expecting to be...

Paul Larudee on Peter B. Collins Show

(16.07.08) The Peter B. Collins Show. Among the guests is Dr. Paul Larudee from the Free Gaza Movement who talks abou...

Gaza Ceasefire Signals Sailing Success

(24 June 2008, Press release of The Free Gaza Movement) The Free Gaza Movement, a group who is sailing to Gaza in Aug...

Mairead Maguire supports peace boat journey to break the Siege

(July 5, 2008) To: friendsofgaza at gmail.com. Dear Friends,Please accept my support for your forthcoming peace boat ...

Narratives Under Siege

(July 2008) The Palestine Center for Human Rights currently publishes "Narratives under Siege", to highlight the impa...

A Mission to Uphold the Law. Breaking Into a Prison

(July 3, 2008) I want to tell you a secret and I want to ask you a question. Shhh! - Come closer. Listen carefully: I...

Kites rise above the divisions in Gaza

June 16, 2008, Mohammed Omer, The Electronic Intifada<p>GAZA CITY, 15 June (IPS) - Mahmoud Abu Teior, 13, knows...

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International law ...

... relevant to the Gaza Strip and the Free Gaza Campaign Is Gaza under Israeli occupation? Israel claims that it no ...

Oxford Research Group

Oxford Research Group: "Conflict, Economic Closure and Human Security in Gaza" by Justin AlexanderOctober 2007

Information on Gaza

"Measuring only 360 square kilometres in area, the Gaza Strip has a population of over one million Palestinians,...

Setting Sail on August 1, 2008 to Break the Siege of Gaza

For Immediate Release, Contact: The Free Gaza Movement, friendsofGaza (at) gmail.com <p>We will no longer wait ...