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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Women's Boat to Gaza -- Enroute to France from Spain

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Zaytouna-Oliva approaches Ajaccio, France 

There has been a lot that has happened with the Zaytouna-Oliva and Amal-Hope (see below) since their departure from Barcelona, Spain on September 15.

After a delayed start, Zaytouna-Oliva is now approaching its next European port of call, Ajaccio France.

Watch her progress here.

Participants on board include a Swedish parliamentarian, a Spanish parliamentarian (who was a former actress), a political advisor to Israel's Knesset and our very own Ann Wright. Ann is a former diplomat with the US State Department. 

You can read more about the women participants here.  Zaytouna-Oliva's next European port of call is Messina, Italy. She will have new particpants on board so stay tuned. 

Campaign to Fund Replacement for Amal-Hope

Amal-Hope had to return to Barcelona, Spain following mechanical difficulties. She will be unable to continue her journey so a crowdsource campaign has been launched to fund a replacement. 

The site also includes a short video from women in Gaza welcoming the WBG to their shores. 

55 EU Parliamentarians request safe passage for the Women's Boat to Gaza. 

The letter to the High Minister for Foreign Affairs also asks the EU to pressure Israel to end its blockade on Gaza. 

In solidarity!

 PLEASE Donate to Women's Boat to Gaza through the US campaign fiscal sponsor Nonviolence International.

 Hit the Donate button and, on the second screen, click Add special instructions to the seller, to designate "Women's Boat to Gaza" . 
US to Gaza, Women's Boat to Gaza, c/o Nonviolence International, 4000 Albemarle Street, NW Suite 401  , Washington, DC 20016

1 comment:

LJansen said...

Thank you, Brenda! #FreePalestine and #FreeGaza!

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