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The MV Mari Marmara, part of the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, was boarded by Israeli m
Wendy Goldsmith, Ehab Lotayef | In another attempt to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, a coalition of many groups and organizations around the world are ready to launch Freedom Flotilla III.
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Robert Lovelace | When the Idle No More movement arose spontaneously, one of the first international communities to recognize the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada were Palestinians.
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Jane Jewell | Gaza's Ark was set to sail when it was sabotaged. Organizers are calling for international support to repair the Ark.
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Canadian Boat to Gaza | "We call on all governments to increase pressure on the Israeli government to ensure the Estelle crew are treated with dignity, and release immediately."
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rabble staff | Jim Manly is a former Canadian MP (Member of Parliament 1980-88) and retired United Church Minister.
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Canadian Boat to Gaza | Yonatan Shapira, who had been a combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and refused to take part in the bombing of Palestinian cities, has arrived on board the Swedish boat “Estelle.”
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David Heap | like the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, our movement is not deterred by the violence of those who oppose us: we continue to return because our belief in civil rights demands no less.
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The Tahrir sailed from Turkey last November and was seized by Israel in international waters. (Photo: https://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/)
Canadian Boat to Gaza | While we continue to press for the return of the Tahrir, it is also important to press ahead in our continuing solidarity with the Palestinians of Gaza.
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Delegates on board the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, shortly before it was intercepted by the Israeli navy.
Canadian Boat to Gaza | London, Ontario activist David Heap, who was on board the Tahrir when it was boarded in international waters, will be speaking in Saskatoon on May 17 and Winnipeg on May 22.
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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.