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The Women’s Boat to Gaza activists are free and undeterred | Waging Nonviolence

“If you’re listening to this, then you will know that myself and all the women who sailed on the Women’s Boat to Gaza have been arrested and are in detention in Israel.”

These pre-recorded words by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire open a 2-minute video, released October 5, after Maguire and 12 female companions aboard the small sailing vessel the Olivia-Zaytouna were detained by Israeli forces about 40 miles off the coast of Gaza. The women aboard the Zaytouna launched their single-boat flotilla on September 23 under the banner Women’s Boat to Gaza, the latest attempt by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to break the decade-long blockade of the Palestinian territory. A diverse group of women boarded alongside Maguire, including retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright and Malaysian gynecologist Dr. Fauziah Hasan.’

On their webpage, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has pledged to continue its efforts “until Gaza is free.”

Read the full story here: The Women’s Boat to Gaza activists are free and undeterred

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