Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Ajaccio July 5-July 8.
Sailing for the Right to a Just Future for Palestine
Contacts in France:
David Heap, Freedom Flotilla Media, Phone +33 767 223 164 [email protected]
Contact on boat: Zohar Chamberlain Regev: +34 647077426 or +34 674640483 / [email protected]
The Freedom Flotilla ship #AlAwda (The Return) arrives in the port of Ajacio, Corsica on Thursday July 5, where it will remain moored at the quai d’honneur until Sunday July 8 at 8 pm. This boat and other Flotilla vessels have been visiting many European ports over the last two months on their way to challenge the illegal and cruel 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 https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org/about-just-future-palestine
Participants on board Al Awda include Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Israeli Spanish resident and Freedom Flotilla Coalition boat leader; Dr. Fauziah Mohd Hasan and Norsham Binti Abu Bakr, both from Malaysia; sailor and human rights advocate Charlie Andreasson from Sweden; Emilia Nacher Verdaguer, from Spain; Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and former State Department diplomat; and Awni Farhat, a Palestinian researcher and human rights worker from Gaza.
Local supporters greeted AlAwda Thursday evening at the quai d’honneur in the centre of the port of Ajaccio. There was be a dockside press conference Friday July 6 at 11 am. Solidarity activities will start each evening after 19h, including a musical evening with Jean Mattei Saturday July 7. Other political and community meetings are planned during the visit. Voir le communiqué de presse de Corsica-Palestine ici.
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