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These brave folks remember the horrors facing Palestinians today, especially those living in the besieged Gaza Strip ….


‘Solidarity ships’ to sail to the besieged Gaza Strip


Two “solidarity ships” are set to sail towards the besieged Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September.


Named ‘Amal’ and ‘Zaytouna’ — meaning ‘Hope’ and ‘Olives’ in Arabic, respectively — the ships will be led by an all-female crew of 24, including Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire.
According to Issam Yusif, head of the world popular committee for the support of the Gaza Strip, most of the crew members are affiliated with civil society organizations, and will be making the nearly 2,000-mile journey to show solidarity with the Palestinian people against the decade-long “illegal Israeli blockade” on Gaza.
In a statement on Sunday, Yusif urged the Palestinian and international communities to support the new all-female “solidarity ships” initiative politically, financially and morally.
Yusif emphasized the importance of the initiative, saying it would help to highlight the Palestinian struggle for freedom and an independent state, as well as the everyday Israeli violations of international law and the Palestinian right to freedom of movement.
He also expressed hope that the initiative would help to end the increasingly “tragic situation” of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, as the needs of the Gazan people continue to multiply despite the little aid they receive.
The Gaza Strip has suffered under an Israeli military blockade since 2007, when Hamas was elected to rule the territory. Residents of Gaza suffer from high unemployment and poverty rates, as well as the consequences of three devastating wars with Israel since 2008, most recently in the summer of 2014.
The 51-day Israeli offensive, termed “Operation Protective Edge” by Israeli authorities, resulted in the killings of at least 1,462 Palestinian civilians, a third of whom were children, according to the UN.
The UN has said that the besieged Palestinian territory could become “uninhabitable” by 2020, as its 1.8 million residents remain in dire poverty due to the nearly decade-long Israeli blockade that has crippled the economy, while continuing to experience the widespread destruction wrought by the Israeli offenses, and the slow-paced reconstruction efforts aimed at rebuilding homes for some 75,000 of Palestinians who remain displaced following the last Israeli assault.


  1. anonymous said,

    August 14, 2016 at 18:05

    No nation can exist unless it can define its borders, no state can exist unless it also can do the same. Israel state or nation cannot define its borders and is not to be considered anything other then illegal. It is filled with the scum of the earth, and backed by the govt. of the USA the scum of the earth. The Palestinian people have suffered far to long, with no hope in believing it will not continue because of this illegal nation and its puppet nation USA. Viva Palestine!!!! while many in the nation of the USA are blind, think not that all are, and we look forward to the overthrow of the evil that has tortured, killed, injured you and destroyed your homes and hope. Viva Palestine !!!!!

  2. rafzen said,

    August 14, 2016 at 20:16

    Reblogged this on Gawronski Rafzen's Blog.

  3. Dan said,

    August 14, 2016 at 20:23

    In regard to the Gaza strip suffering since 2007. Shouldn’t that be 1948? A good site that I found is: Can you take a look at it and tell the viewers what you think?

    Thank you

  4. Ed said,

    August 14, 2016 at 21:40

  5. Gam Athol said,

    August 15, 2016 at 07:00

    So what is new? We won’t see a change, because the US/UN have legalized crime and murder.

  6. August 15, 2016 at 20:39

    Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    I hope the aid ships will be successful but Israel does not take kindly to any aid to Gaza. We will watch their progress with baited breath and prayers…

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