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May 08, 2020 at 03:47 PM

Dear supporters & friends,

Please join us for a Webinar on Saturday, May 9 on the Free Gaza Movement: Breaking the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza--Organizing the first Boats to Gaza

In May 2020 the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition is sponsoring a series of webinars to commemorate those killed on the 2010 Gaza Freedom flotilla and the thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel that have been killed by the Israeli military and the inhumane policies of the Israeli government. 

May 31, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the deadly Israel military attack on six civilian boats that were sailing to bring international attention to the plight of Palestinians living under a brutal Israeli land, sea and air blockade of Gaza. Israeli commandos murdered ten and wounded fifty unarmed civilians on the Mavi Marmara ship and beat up passengers on the other five boats. 

 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear from those who started this movement! Please register by clicking here.   

Watch for more Gaza Freedom Flotilla webinars in May, including:

May 23: Award-winning film The Truth: Lost at Sea, followed by a discussion with film-maker and Mavi Marmara survivor Rifat Audeh. Hosted by Canadian Boat to Gaza.  

May 28:  Legal actions against Israel originating from the Gaza Flotillas hosted by South Africa's Palestine Solidarity committee 

May 30: Filmmaker Iara Lee & her film “Attack on the Mavi Marmara” hosted by US Boats to Gaza 

May 30:  Event hosted by allies in 48 Palestine.

May 31:  Events in Istanbul, Turkey to commemorate the 10 deaths by Israeli commandos on the Mavi Marmara ship hosted by IHH, Humanitarian Aid.

May 31: Evening Concert in Norway hosted by Ship to Gaza Norway.
Watch for updates: 
freedomflotilla.org/news/coalition-statements/online-flotilla-events-during-may-2020/

 

Over the past 12 years, international solidarity activists have sailed 18 voyages with over 30 boats to break the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. The next flotilla, originally planned for this month, has been postponed due to Covid19 conditions.

 

The idea of sailing to break the Israeli naval blockade began in 2008 with a group called Free Gaza Movement. Their story of the challenges of actually getting boats into Gaza, the first boats in 41 years to arrive in the Gaza City port, the only port Palestine has, is remarkable.

 

Join us on Saturday, May 9, (10 am Pacific North America, 12 Central, 1 pm Eastern Time, 18h00 England, 19h00 France and 20h00 Greece/Gaza) to hear from founding members of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin, Paul Larudee, Mary Hughes-Thompson, and Vangelis Pissias, with Ann Wright of the US Boat to Gaza campaign moderating, about the challenges of fundraising and organizing the first two boats to reach the shores of Gaza and see photos of the outpouring of goodwill from Palestinians in Gaza as the boats arrived in Gaza in 2008.  We will show the trailer of a new movie “Rock the Boat” of the 2008 flotilla by directed by Kathy Sheetz.

 

The Free Gaza Movement organized five voyages to Gaza in 2008 and two voyages in 2009. This screening is presented by Freedom Flotilla Coalition and the Free Gaza Movement and co-hosted by US Boats to Gaza, and Canadian Boat to Gaza

 Please register in advance for this webinar by clicking herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5315887118264/WN_1-qpTaVwQSO4K6EBbfjJfw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the screening and webinar. 

The Gaza Freedom Flotilla raises awareness by sailing against the blockade of Gaza, with a focus on the children and youth of Gaza. The Freedom Flotilla’s next sailing, For the Children of Gaza, will challenge the blockade, while focusing attention on young people in Gaza, who form more than half of the 2 million population in that tiny blockaded area. 

A critical way to help our campaign is to contribute financially. There are different ways you can make a donation. Click here to donate. We ask you to consider a monthly donation. We are pleased to accept e-transfers from Canadian bank accounts (Interac) or online using a major credit card or PayPal account. You can also donate by cheque or money order and mailing to Canadian Boat to Gaza, PO Box 1950, London Stn. B, London, Ontario N6A 5J4, CANADA. In other countries, please consider donating through one of our Freedom Flotilla coalition partner campaigns :  https://freedomflotilla.org/donate/

Please help us spread the word about our campaigns:

- share our messages with your family, friends and/or work colleagues and encourage them to join our mailing list; 
- send an endorsement message from your association, union, congregation or political party;
- organize and attend events to raise funds and awareness for our campaign;
- join a Freedom Flotilla campaign near you and encourage others to do so;
- follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter (see below) and share our posts widely.

Twitter: @GazaFFlotilla
www.facebook.com/CanadaBoatGaza        
www.facebook.com/BateauCanadienGaza 
www.facebook.com/FreedomFlotillaCoalition  

Together, we can help end the blockade!

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Canadian Boat to Gaza: www.canadaboatgaza.org email: canadaboatgaza@gmail.com

Bateau canadien pour GAZA: www.canadaboatgaza.org courriel: canadaboatgaza@gmail.com
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