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Israel-Palestine: Protest event at the Posts of Jaffa and Acre, Calling for an end to the Siege of Gaza, Commemorating ten years since the attack on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla

Saturday May 30

Friday 29 May 2020, by siawi3

Source: Gush Shalom

Saturday May 30

Protest event at the Posts of Jaffa and Acre

Calling for an end to the Siege of Gaza

Commemorating ten years since the attack

On the 2010 Freedom Flotilla

End the Blockade on Gaza

Palestine remembers the Freedom Flotilla-

Jointly organized by Palestinian and Jewish activists, this event means to commemorate together with the Freedom Flotilla Coalition a decade since the lethal attack on the first Flotilla and to call for the immediate and complete lifting of the illegal blockade off the Gaza Strip. On our minds are all Palestinian refugees around the world, those in the West Bank, living under military occupation and the threat of annexation and of course those in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The International Flotilla Coalition is planning another flotilla that will focus attention on a significant portion of the Palestinian population under Israeli occupation: young people and children who are half of Gaza’s population. This flotilla was scheduled to take place in May, but due to the Corona crisis and traffic restrictions imposed on large parts of the world, this plan has been postponed at this stage.

Therefore our event will include two memorial gatherings streamed live from Acre and Jaffa as well as a webinar

Please register to the event here:

MK Aida Touma Suleiman will speak in Acre port
MK Sami Abu Shehadaeh and Noa Levy will speak in Jaffa port
Past participants on boats challenging the blockade will share their experience: Amira Hass, Sheik Hamed Abu Daabas, Rami Elhanan and Jeff Halper.
We will also hear from Marwan Mahmoud, a Palestinian from Gaza.
The event will include poetry, music and singing contributed by the following artists: Dareen Tatour, Dror Feiler, Zeev Tene, Meira Asher, Tal Nitzan and Shmulik Tzur.

Especially now that the global corona crisis is making us aware on the one hand, of our interdependence and on the other, of the threat posed on the weakest populations in general and those under blockade in Gaza in particular- It is time for the international community to demand the lifting of the blockade off the Gaza Strip. The Freedom Flotilla will continue to sail, and other solidarity actions will perssist until

Palestinian rights to freedom and life with dignity are respected