Appell für das Ende eines mörderischen Embargos

Im Gazastreifen leben eineinhalb Millionen Menschen praktisch in einem Belagerungszustand, hinter Stacheldraht und ohne Möglichkeit dieses Gefangenenlager zu verlassen. Die Lebensbedingungen sind miserabel, es fehlt an Nahrungsmitteln, Medikamenten und sauberem Wasser, die Stromversorgung ist stark eingeschränkt und die hygienischen Bedingungen verschlechtern sich zusehends. Trotzdem setzt die israelische Armee die Absperrung des Gazastreifens fort. Fast täglich führt sie zudem Bombardements und andere militärische Aktionen durch. Opfer ist vor allem die Zivilbevölkerung.

Diese Politik kommt einem Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit gleich.

Die Tragödie begann mit dem Wahlsieg der Hamas im Januar 2006, in Folge dessen Israel, die EU und die USA die zeitweiligen Absperrungen des...

13. July 2011

Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slams Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden's pro-Palestinian activists returned home AFP , Thursday 7 Jul 2011

Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slammed Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden's pro-Palestinian activists returned home on Thursday.   "That we were not able to leave (for Gaza) has to do with the fact that the Greek government has sold its soul...
7. July 2011

Press Release 2, Bethlehem and Jerusalem 5 July 2011

The organizers of the "Welcome to Palestine" initiative decry the numerous attempts by Israeli and other media to distort our message and planned activities.  There were messages claiming that we are attempting to reach Gaza by going to Lod Airport (aka Ben Gurion airport) on July 8. Some...
7. July 2011

Summary 5 July, 2011

The passengers of the ten boats of the 2011 Gaza Freedom Flotilla continued pushing back against the restrictions of the Greek government today, joined by citizens of countries around the world whose governments’ policies stand in stark contrast to the will of their peoples. Here are today’s...
5. July 2011

July 4, 2011

We, Israeli organizations, Jews and Arabs, full-heartedly support Freedom Flotilla, aim of sailing to the Port of Gaza with the proclaimed goals of breaking through the sea and land  siege and blockade of Gaza, which is a manifestation of a continuing occupation by Israel. We condemn the...
5. July 2011

For Immediate Release July 4, 2011

The Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, to set sail today as part of Freedom Flotilla II Agios Nikolaos, Greece - With the support of Greek civil society and people from all around the world the Tahrir is casting off from Greece today.   "The Tahrir is leaving port in Crete, and we...
4. July 2011

by the members of the Gaza-Flotilla II

Dear Mr. Papandreou,   We, members of the Gaza-Flotilla II who have come to the shores of Greece from all parts of the world,leaving behind our work places and families, in order to put into practice our solidarity with the oppressed people of Gaza, are outraged by the decision of your...
4. July 2011

Yedioth Ahronoth (p. 31) by Itamar Eichner

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee yesterday decided to call on Israel to stop immediately all archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem and not carry out its plan to demolish the temporary bridge to the Mughrabi Gate, linking the Western Wall to the Temple Mount, and to build a new...
28. June 2011

Passengers suspect Israel/US economic pressure on beleaguered greek government, For Immediate Release: June 26, 2011

Athens - Passengers on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, are asking Greek government officials to clarify whether the boat they are leasing is being blocked from leaving Greece because of an anonymous request of a private citizen concerning the seaworthiness of the ship or whether a...
25. June 2011

The Spanish boat to Gaza will carry an interpretation by Basque Country artists of Pablo Picasso’s famous “Guernica.” by Bego Astigarraga, The Electronic Intifada Bilbao: 23 June 2011

 BILBAO, Spain (IPS) - As the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla, made up of some 10 ships carrying 1,000 activists from 20 countries, gets ready to sail for the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli authorities are stepping up their threats.   The Israeli government is putting pressure on other...
21. June 2011

17 June 2011 | Istanbul

Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human is a rainbow coalition of human rights defenders. It does not only concern Muslims, but everyone, be they Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, secular or whatever. This is world citizenry united. Our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the...