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Interview: Canadian activist on the Women's Boats to Gaza demands blockade to be lifted

Wendy Goldsmith was on one of the women's boats to Gaza. Her boat didn't make it out of Sicily, but they remained in contact with the Zaytouna-Oliva up until it was boarded and kidnapped.

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Women's Boats to Gaza: Interview with activist Wendy Goldsmith

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Wendy Goldsmith is an activist and social worker from London, Ont. She is on one of the Women's Boats to Gaza. Goldsmith's boat didn't make it out of Sicily, but they remained in contact with the Zaytouna-Oliva up until they were boarded and kidnapped in international waters by the Israeli Occupation Forces. 

rabble.ca's Meg Borthwick spoke to Goldsmith about her journey with the Women's Boat to Gaza.

How did you become involved with the Women's Boat to Gaza?

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Women's Boat to Gaza sends SOS before being boarded by Israeli Navy

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The women's boat to gaza was 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) from their destination when it was diverted to an Israeli port by the Navy. Today there has also been Israeli bombing in Gaza. 

This SOS message went out from the boat before it was boarded. "Work for the freedom and human rights, the lifting of the blockade against the people of Gaza. And for the freedom for the Palestinian people and peace in the Middle East, " says Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire. "We can all do this together. It's not a dream."

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