Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Amsterdam, May 31-June 3:
Sailing for the Right to a Just Future for Palestine
The Freedom Flotilla ship Al Awda (The Return), together with Ship to Gaza Sweden vessels Freedom, Falestine (Palestine) and Mairead (named for Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who previously sailed against the blockade) arrive in Amsterdam on Thursday May 31 and will be docked at until their departure June 2 and 3. A series of events is planned by the Netherlands Gaza Flotilla Committee, see their page for details.
The boats will visit many European ports on their way to challenge the illegal and unjust Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza in late July.
The Freedom Flotilla is sailing in 2018 for the right to a just future for Palestine. We challenge the blockade of Gaza and demand an end to our governments’ complicity with the blockade, which has created a humanitarian crisis, with civilians lacking clean water, electricity, and medical care. For more information about our mission and about the blockade of Gaza, see our website: jfp.freedomflotilla.org/about-just-future-palestine
Participants arriving on board Al Awda include Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Israeli Spanish resident and Freedom Flotilla Coalition boat leader; Mikkel Grüner, Danish national and city councillor in Bergen, Norway; sailor and human rights advocate Charlie Andreasson from Sweden; and Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy in the US, Robert Naiman.
For more information about the Freedom Flotilla 2018: