#FreedomFlotilla Sets Sail; Urge Kerry to Oppose Attack

Photo by Freedom Flotilla Coalition
Photo by Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Freedom Flotilla III

Minutes ago, international peace advocates aboard the Freedom Flotilla III announced their departure from European ports to the port of Gaza via international waters, to protest the illegal blockade of 1.8 million human beings in Gaza. [1] Former US Army Col. Ann Wright and USS Liberty veteran Joe Meadors are on board. [2] The UN has recently called for the end of the Gaza blockade. [3]

Urge Secretary of State Kerry to press the Netanyahu government not to attack the flotilla by signing our petition at MoveOn:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kerry-safe-passage-flotilla

Retired IDF major general Shlomo Gazit, who was head of IDF military intelligence, has called on the Netanyahu government to let the peaceful flotilla pass to Gaza unmolested. [4] Haaretz – the “New York Times of Israel” – has defended the right of Knesset Member Basel Ghattas to participate in the flotilla as a nonviolent political protest of the Gaza blockade. [5]

Urge Secretary Kerry to stand with General Gazit and Haaretz and press Netanyahu to let the flotilla pass from international waters to Gaza unmolested by signing and sharing our petition:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/kerry-safe-passage-flotilla

You can follow the flotilla on twitter on #FreedomFlotillaIII and @GazaFFlotilla.

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This was first published at Just Foreign Policy.

References:
1. https://www.freedomflotilla.org/coalition-statements/19-freedom-flotilla-iii-sets-sail-nextportgaza
2. https://ff3.freedomflotilla.org/sailors-to-gaza/
3. http://www.defensenews.com/story/breaking-news/2015/06/22/un-gaza-war-report-skewers-israel-on-targeting-ops/29109875/
4. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.662626
5. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.662903