On 29 July 2018 the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacked our small fishing boat ‘Al Awda’ (The Return) in international waters. Listen to our crew assert the right to ‘innocent passage’, as we sailed under a Norwegian flag, and see the number of Israeli warships and other military boats used. This is particularly rare footage, because the IOF jammed all of our communications and stole or damaged all of our electronic devices. What happened next?
One year later and we still have yet to see the footage from the body cameras that all of the 100+ Israeli soldiers were wearing and that of their official photographers / videographers. What crimes are they hiding? Read and share detailed testimonies from some of the participants as well as their individual stories.
One year on and the medical supplies that our boats carried have yet to be received by our partners in Gaza and the boats which we were delivering as a gift to fishers in Gaza are still in the possession of the Israeli state and remain subject of a court case.
Here is a 14 minute video from on board the Al Awda which we edited into the shorter version above.