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Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

    Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

Founding trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Dr Swee Ang was on board the Al-Awda boat sailing to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip when occupation forces commandeered the vessel. In a personal testimony Ang outlines the violent treatment the unarmed activists received at the hands of heavily armed Israeli soldiers in international…

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Israel Begins Deporting Detained Freedom Flotilla Activists

    Israel Begins Deporting Detained Freedom Flotilla Activists

Israeli authorities began deporting several of the international solidarity activists who were aboard the Al-Awda ship of the Freedom Flotilla, Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege announced yesterday. Gaza’s National Committee confirmed that the activists’ deportation comes two days after they were detained following an attack by Israeli naval forces on the ship in…

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Israel’s Takeover of Freedom Flotilla Was Not ‘Peaceful’

    Israel’s Takeover of Freedom Flotilla Was Not ‘Peaceful’

The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza expressed its concern for the safety of the international solidarity activists who were on board the Gaza-bound Al-Awda (Return) boat which was boarded by the Israeli navy on Sunday. Activist on board on the boat were reportedly assaulted by masked Israeli soldiers. They were then detained by the…

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Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

    Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in…

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