‘Freedom Flotilla’: Latest Updates (LIVE BLOG)

The International Freedom Coalition has set sail again to challenge Israel's blockade on Gaza. (Photo: via Facebook)

The International Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) is “a grassroots people-to-people solidarity movement composed of campaigns and initiatives from all over the world working together to end the blockade of Gaza.”

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August 4, 2018

Israeli Navy intercepts second aid ship in a week from flotilla aiming to break the devastating Gaza Strip blockade.

July 29, 2018

Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return), carrying at least 23 people, was meant to reach the Gaza port approximately at noon local time on Sunday but was redirected instead to the Israeli port of Ashdod.

July 16, 2018

All four Freedom Flotilla boats arrive today in Palermo. Al Awda (The Return), Freedom, Mairead, and Falestine are finally reunited, after more than two months sailing from Scandinavia to Sicily.

Gepostet von Vittorio Caroselli am Montag, 16. Juli 2018

They have traveled over 4000 nautical miles and visited over 15 European ports.

July 10, 2018

Freedom Flotilla vessel Hurriya (Arabic for “Freedom”) arrived in Naples, Italy.

La Freedom arriva a Napoli

Gepostet von Emiliano Giugliano am Dienstag, 10. Juli 2018

Meanwhile, Palestinians from Gaza launched “Freedom 2” in a second attempt to break the Israeli-led siege of the Strip.

The boat set sail for the Cypriot port of Limassol carrying a number of wounded Palestinians and students who have been unable to leave the Gaza Strip.

July 3, 2018

Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (Arabic for “The Return”) arrived in Cagliari, Italy.


Video of our all-ages musical party on the dock in #Cagliary, Italy, alongside #FreedomFlotilla vessel #AlAwda (The Return), sailing against the blockade of #Gaza and for the right to a just future for #Palestine. #EndIsraeliBlockade #PeopletoPeople @Sardegna PalestinaMore photos from Cagliari, #Sardinia (Italy): https://wp.me/p9QIOk-Sn

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Montag, 2. Juli 2018

The Algerian Parliamentarian Nabi Habri, of the Algerian Movement for the Society of Peace (MPI), has joined international solidarity activists aboard Al-Awda, calling on Arab and international parliaments to support and protect the ships which aim to break the siege on Gaza.


June 23, 2018

Freedom Flotilla vessels Al Awda (Arabic for “The Return”) and Hurriya (Arabic for “Freedom”) arrived in Cádiz, Spain.

#Cádiz recibe a la Flotilla de la Libertad

#Cádiz recibe a la Flotilla de la Libertad que navega de forma pacífica para romper el #bloqueo de #Gaza. Defendiendo losderechos del pueblo #palestino,su derecho a la libertad de movimientos y su derecho al #retorno.#UnFuturoDignoParaPalestina @GazaFFlotilla Cádiz

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Samstag, 23. Juni 2018

It is an opportunity for both local residents and activists to show their support to the Palestinian people, sending a message to the Spanish government demanding to put an end to their complicity with the blockade of Gaza and the occupation of Palestine.

June 20, 2018

Freedom Flotilla vessels Al Awda (Arabic for “The Return”) and Hurriya (Arabic for “Freedom”) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

MUITO OBRIGADO! many many thanks to our friends at SEAL – Sindicato dos Estivadores e da Actividade Logística…

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018

Hundreds of people celebrated the arrival of the two boats, which plan to remain in Lisbon until Friday.

June 17, 2018

Two vessels of the Freedom Flotilla traveling from Norway and Sweden towards Palestine in an effort to break the 11-year Israeli blockade of Gaza arrived in Paris on Sunday.

French Police aggressively the two vessels to dock in Paris, as supporters waving Palestinian flags were standing on the bank of Seine River.

Que s'est-il passé hier aux abords du Quai Saint Bernard alors que la Flottille de la liberté pour #Gaza devait amarrer ? ⬇️#censureFreedom Flotilla Coalition

Gepostet von Plateforme Palestine am Montag, 18. Juni 2018

June 15, 2018

 – 2:00 pm GMT +2 hours

People in Gijon showing solidarity to the Freedom Flotilla and sending a message of love to the Palestinians in Gaza.

كل عام وانتم بالف خير رسالة حب ودعم من مدينة خيخون الاسبانية. The people of #Gijon showing support and solidarity to the #FreedomFlottila , sending a message of love and support to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that You are not alone and so many people here do care. #FreePalestine Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Gepostet von Awni Farhat am Freitag, 15. Juni 2018

 – 1:00 pm GMT +2 hours

Jamil Abu Sadaa, the President of the Palestinian community in Spain, and Musa Odeh, the Palestinian Ambassador to Spain, visited the Freedom Flotilla vessels.

زيارة السفير الفلسطيني و رئيس الجالية الفلسطينية لأسطول الحرية المتواجد حاليا في مدينة خيخون الاسبانية.The Palestinian…

Gepostet von Awni Farhat am Freitag, 15. Juni 2018

– 8:00 am GMT +2 hours

Freedom Flotilla vessels Al Awda (Arabic for “The Return”) and Hurriya (Arabic for “Freedom”) arrive in Gijon, Spain.

Freedom Flotilla Coalition vessels #AlAwda (The Return) and #Freedom arrive in #Gijon #Spain, on their way to challenge…

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018

June 9, 2018

The Al Awda (Arabic for “The Return”) arrives in La Rochelle, France.

Samedi 9 juin à #LaRochelle: VISITES du bateau #AlAwda (Le Retour) de la @FlottilleDelaLiberté Freedom Flotilla…

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Freitag, 8. Juni 2018

June 6, 2018

The Hurriya (Arabic for “Freedom”) will stay in Brighton for three nights, departing for its onward journey to Gaza on Friday, June 8.

Today, during a public meeting at the Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm, the crew will convey a message of solidarity at the heart of the Flotilla’s journey, to raise awareness about the 11-year illegal blockade of Gaza.

June 5, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla is anchored now at the UK Port of Brighton.

?? The “Freedom” siege-breaking boat anchored now at the UK port of Brighton en rout to Gaza. It’s one of 4 boats that expect to reach Gaza mid/late July. It’s the first time an international boat destined for Palestine ?? to dock in Britain ?? for a stop over before continuing their sailing mission to Gaza.#BreakTheGazaSeige #FreedomFlotilla #GreatReturnMarch#FreePalestine

Gepostet von Yousef Al-Helou am Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018

The Freedom Flotilla is now arriving in Brighton, UK.


Gepostet von Ron Badger Rousseau am Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018

Let’s get on board! The boat Hurriya (Freedom) is currently along the coast of England heading to a port near Brighton.

Tour of Freedom and its crew (Interior)

Gepostet von Youssef Sammour am Montag, 4. Juni 2018

June 3, 2018

A Freedom Flotilla delegation reached Rotterdam, Netherland, before sailing to Gaza to break the siege.

Rotterdam heeft de eer een deel van de vloot naar Gaza te mogen ontvangen. Dinsdag komen ze hier aan; waar ze even tot…

Gepostet von Nederlandse Gaza Flotilla Coalitie am Samstag, 2. Juni 2018

This is a video introducing the mission of the Freedom Flotilla:

May 31, 2018

The four Freedom Flotilla boats arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands before sailing to Gaza to break the siege.

The 2019 Freedom Flotilla is now in Amsterdam before sailing to Gaza to break the siege.

Gepostet von Linda Cooper am Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2018

May 30, 2018

Israel naval forces released the passengers of a boat which aimed at breaking Israel’s blockade on Gaza.

May 29, 2018

A group of Palestinians set sail from Gaza in an attempt to breach Israel’s naval blockade by boat.

The vessel, carrying patients needing medical care, students and job-seeking university graduates, was later captured by Israeli warships and towed to Israel.

May 27, 2018

Freedom Flotilla organizers are facing logistical difficulties in Germany, according to The New Arab.

Officials told The New Arab that an hour before reaching the German port of Wilhelmshaven, port authorities forced al-Awda ship to remain stagnant in the middle of the sea amid questioning.

Despite the logistical issues, the Freedom Flotilla boats arrived in Wilhelmshaven at around 2:00 pm.

First speaking after Christopher will be Lars captain of one of the Swedish boats

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Sonntag, 27. Mai 2018

The flotilla schedule will be kept confidential to guard against interference. In the past, mechanical failures have affected previous flotilla attempts, with allegations Israel may have tampered with the ships.

May 23, 2018

The four Freedom Flotilla boats arrive in Kiel, Germany.

Tonight Im travelling down to Kiel to join S/V Freedom – one of Ship to Gazas sailing boats. I will just join for a short stretch to Amsterdam and then Brighton or Brussels, but the boat is on its way to Gaza to deliver the boats and to protest the illegal blockade – a blockade that has been described as an outside prison, housing over 2 million people in a very small area. Reading up on the conflict and the current situation is painful in many ways. But one of the things that hit me the hardest was a report by Richard Falk where he wrote, already in 2008, that 50% of the children below the age of 12, express no will to live. The situation has gotten even worse since then. With the recent usage of live ammunition against demonstrators and an ongoing humanitarian crisis it is important that the international community show that this is not ok. Come meet us along the way, stay informed, support help organisations, protest! https://freedomflotilla.org/ https://www.amnesty.se/agerahub/agera-nu-israelopt-det-overdrivna-valdet-mot-demonstranter-i-gaza-ett-avskyvart-brott-mot-internationell-ratt-som-maste-stoppas/ Richard Falks text https://www.tni.org/es/node/9788  #shiptogaza #freedomflotilla #gaza #sailing #tarodretkvinna #shecaptain

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May 20, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla boats Al Awda (The Return), Hurriya (Freedom) and Mairead arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark. They have been joined by another Swedish vessel, Falestine (Palestine), before beginning a tour of European ports which will end in the Gaza Strip.

May 15, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla boat Al Awda (The Return) arrives in Gothenburg, Sweden, and links up with the two Swedish boats Hurriya (Freedom) and Mairead.

Leve Palestina – Bojkotta Israel

Ulf Nilsson (K) talar på den stora Palestinademonstrationen.

Gepostet von Kommunistiska Partiet Göteborg am Dienstag, 15. Mai 2018

About 700 protesters marched in Gothenburg, on the 70th year anniversary of the Nakba.

May 10, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla boat Al Awda (The Return) arrives in Oslo, Norway.

Ship to Gaza er på vei mot Oslo! Velkommen til fest på Salt kl 12.00! ✌️????

Gepostet von Ship to Gaza Norway am Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018


May 6, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) arrives in Kristiansand (southern Norway).

April 30, 2018

The Freedom Flotilla boat Al Awda (The Return) leaves the Norwegian port of Bergen, with hundreds of well-wishers on the dock to bid her farewell.

Several hundred supporters were at the quayside party in Bergen to show their solidarity with Palestinians today and bid…

Gepostet von Freedom Flotilla Coalition am Montag, 7. Mai 2018

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1 Comment

  1. waiting to join the flotilla as a supporter of the people from Gaza. I was there as a surgeon in 2009 at the time of the so-called “Cast lead operation”
    i live in Argenina but cant afford to pay the air ticket to get there, unfortunately

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