In October 2016, the Women’s Boat to Gaza – the previous maritime mission of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza – was attacked in international waters.
After hijacking our boat – the ‘Zaytouna Oliva’, the Israeli Occupation Forces took it and the all women crew against their will to Ashdod. The women were all eventually released – some of their stories are available here. For the last two years we have been attempting to get our boat back and simultaneously expose the illegality of the Israeli Government’s closure of the Gaza Strip.
We publish here the summary arguments that our legal team made to the Haifa Court in mid-2018.