Ehab Lotayef wrote this poem about the Mavi Marmara. He is now on board the Freedom Flotilla III, in his second attempt to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
His first was aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza in 2011.
To read more about Freedom Flotilla III, click here.
Follow the progress of the ships here.
You can follow the Canadian Boat to Gaza’s blog here.
For an interview with Mavi Marmara survivor Kevin Neish click here.
Don’t hang up
Three boats approaching
Stay on the line
I am Tweeting
They’re getting closer …
Are you all OK?
Any one wounded?
We are being boarded
I am typing
78 miles from shore, in international waters
This can’t be happening!
Please keep talking
This is pira …
This … cri …
Your breaking up
— Ehab Lotayef Montreal, June 1, 2010