: Can unarmed seaborne civilians break the siege of Gaza?By
: FreeGaza.org Date of issue
1 August 2008People/entities mentioned in this item:
Timeline event(s) mentioned in this item:Commentary Abstract
In August, unarmed Palestinians, Israelis and internationals will sail directly to
Gaza without going through Israeli territory or seeking permission from Israeli
authorities. They include an 81-year-old Catholic nun, an 83-year-old Holocaust
survivor, Palestinians from Gaza, 17 nationalities, four major religions and the
international press (including Tony Blairís journalist sister-in-law, Lauren Booth).
On Monday, August 4, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement publicly introduces its
international team that will take volunteers from Cyprus to Gaza in popular
solidarity with Palestinian human rights. From that day, any attempt to damage the
project will be considered an act of aggression against a nonviolent international
human rights mission.
Media places on the boat are taken. Since there are many journalists on a short
list, we suggest journalists work together to find a separate press vessel, and we
are prepared to help network those interested.
At the press conference in Nicosia (see above address and scheduled time),
participants will be available for individual interviews.
For more information go to www.freegaza.org where the actual voyage can be watched
in real time, by video streaming from the satellite broadcasting on board. Since
this [non-violent/entirely peaceful] voyage is being funded by private donation,
Free Gaza Movement welcomes donations online at its website.