Freedom Flotilla III: Open Gaza Port
The humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate. Israel is not being held accountable for the damage it caused during its assault on the strip nor for the commitments it made as a part of the Egyptian brokered agreement to end hostilities. The port of Gaza remains closed and borders remain blocked and Palestinians in Gaza continue to be denied their basic right to freedom of movement. Gaza continues to suffer from the lack of basic supplies and materials needed for daily life let alone rebuilding what Israel damaged during its July/August assault. The International community did not meet the obligations it made to Gaza after the assault either.
Press release regarding attack on Estelle
October 20th, 2012 - 14:00

A while after 11:15am, as ESTELLE was sailing in international waters 17nm north of Al Arish, Egypt and 30nm from the coast of Gaza -according to its latest position-, Israeli navy surrounded the sailing vessel. Masked soldiers on board zodiacs, seized ESTELLE. Since 11:40am, when we last communicated with spokesperson Dror Feiler, all communications have been impossible. IDF spokesperson reports that ESTELLE is being tugged towards Ashdod and is expected to arrive at 16.00 local time. The Hellenic embassy is already informed and an officer is heading to Ashdod. Περισσότερα...
Alexis Tsipras' (SYRIZA) statement about the Estelle

Today, at the “Ship to Gaza” initiative’s press conference, Tasos Kourakis, a SYRIZA MP, read out the statement of the party’s President, Alexis Tsipras: Περισσότερα...
Aleida Guevara, Che Guevara daughter, record a message of support to the III Freedom Flotilla

SEVENTY-NINE Irish parliamentarians sign statement supporting ship, SV Estelle, now on its way to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza and call for immediate end to the siege


Press Release, 21/9/12

In an unprecedented show of support for the people of Gaza, dozens of politicians from across the island of Ireland have signed a strongly worded statement condemning Israel’s ongoing blockade of the tiny Palestinian territory and supporting a large humanitarian sailing ship, the SV Estelle, that is now on its way from Europe to the port of Gaza.
Press release, Thursday 10 November 2011, 9:45 am

The seven Irish human rights activists due home in Ireland this afternoon at 2:25 pm were at the last minute prevented from boarding their flight out of Ben Gurion airport by Israeli armed guards. They had been taken last night to a holding cell and were ready to board their 7:40 am flight to London this morning when at the last minute they were prevented from doing so by Israeli security forces and returned to Givon prison. All seven are now being detained indefinitely, with no further news available from Israeli authorities or the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs about when they will be released.
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