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'Our course is the conscience of humanity, our final destination the betterment of humankind.' Less than 75 nautical miles from Gaza, with Majd Kayyal, Karen DeVito, David Heap, Kit Kettridge, Michael Coleman and Ehab Lotayef. Photo Lina Attala
David Heap | One of the Canadians aboard the Tahrir, which attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza earlier this month, gives a detailed account of being stopped at sea and taken to prison.
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Canadian Boat to Gaza | On Tuesday, Freedom Waves to Gaza activists detained in Israel -- including Canadians David Heap and Ehab Lotayef -- were told they could be held in prison for two months without charges or trial.
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Canadian Boat to Gaza | Despite a threat from an Israeli judge that they could face two months in prison, Canada's Freedom Waves to Gaza activists David Heap and Ehab Lotayef are being released.
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Protesters in Toronto, Nov. 4, 2011. Photo: Mick Sweetman
Mick Sweetman | Supporters await word on the crew of the Tahrir, who are currently under arrest in Israel. One electrician at the protest, who worked on the boat just days ago in Turkey, says it was tampered with.
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An image released by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) shows one of the two Gaza-bound boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists in the Mediterranean Sea Nov. 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Handout/IDF)
Canadian Boat to Gaza | They were simply peace activists wanting to connect with civilians in Gaza, and the Israeli military knew that. Yet naked aggression was used against them in international waters.
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David Heap and Ehab Lotayef | Written just before the Tahrir and its crew were taken into custody by the Israeli navy, the authors explain why this action is the start of many against the blockade of Gaza by Israel.
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The Canadian boat to Gaza, The Tahrir, in Greece last July, shortly before its confrontation with Greek authorities, who prevented its sailing to Gaza.
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The Tahrir and the Saoirse have reached international waters, marking the start of the Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign. The boats are in the Mediterranean Sea, preparing to sail for Gaza within hours.
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Karen DeVito:
Michael Nenonen | Three months ago, DeVito was in a standoff with Greek authorities aboard the Canadian freedom flotilla ship, waiting to sail to Gaza with supplies. She talks about her activism and what happened next.
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Krystalline Kraus | Friday in Vancouver: Welcome back the B.C. delegates from the Freedom Flotilla - Stay Human, as they tell the story of the Canadian boat -- the Tahrir.
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Manuel Schulte | A few weeks ago, the Greek government prevented a flotilla of ten international boats bound for Gaza from leaving Greek ports.
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The Tahrir in Crete, July 2, 2011.
Cathryn Atkinson | Canadian activist Dylan Penner describes what has happened to The Tahrir, its crew, and international activists since it made a dash to leave Greece early Monday.
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Dylan Penner | Will the Israelis attack and kill the human rights activists in this flotilla? This question weighs heavily. This time I'll be on one of the boats with many people I know and have worked closely with.