Please sign, and urge your friends to sign, the petition demanding that the Israeli military releases the boxes of medical supplies.
60 DAYS WAITING for the Israeli government to take 114 boxes of medical supplies from the Gaza flotilla to the Gaza border crossing.
It has been 60 days since the Israeli military stopped the Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s ship Al Awda (The Return) and took control of the medical supplies for Gaza… For eight weeks the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has demanded the immediate release of the 114 boxes and thousands of people from around the world have called Israeli embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their countries demanding the release.
Meanwhile the steadfast Palestinian Great March of Return protest continues to be met with disproportionate violence and repression by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
According to the Palestine Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) data from September 21, 140 Palestinians have been killed, including 27 children, 2 journalists and 3 paramedics, 3 people with disabilities and a young girl.
7,509 people have been wounded by gunfire including 1,303 children, 216 women, 87 journalists and 115 paramedics. Among those wounded, 455 are in serious condition and 76 people have had lower or upper limbs amputated. Statistics of the injured only include those directly hit with bullets and tear gas canisters, but there are thousands of other people who have suffered tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises.
The medical supplies are desperately needed in Gaza as Israeli snipers continue to kill and wound hundreds of Palestinians each week. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, on Friday afternoon, 21 September 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 26th Friday in a row for the Great Return March, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian, wounded 148 others, including 32 children, with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Eight of those wounded sustained serious wounds.
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to demand the immediate release of the 114 boxes of medical supplies (sterile gauze and sutures) for the health services of Gaza that were carried on the Al Awda and Freedom boats of the 2018 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, hijacked by Israeli forces on July 29 and August 3. As Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Wallström has stated, the cargo must be released, according to international law.
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