The Zaytouna sails alone – destination: Gaza

“According to Gerd von der Lippe, an athlete and professor from Norway who was supposed to participate on the Amal-Hope II: “We are all terribly disappointed that we won’t have an opportunity to meet our Palestinian sisters in Gaza in person this year. But now we must put all our energy towards ensuring that Zaytouna-Oliva is successful in breaking this illegal blockade. We really need global citizens of goodwill to contact their governments urging them to demand safe passage for that boat.””

Kia Ora Gaza

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Women’s Boat to Gaza skipper, Madeleine Habib, from Tasmania, steers the Zaytouna-Oliva on a steady course for the port of Gaza

Women’s Boat to Gaza statement, Palermo, Italy, 3 October 2016.

Amal-Hope II will not sail to Gaza this year, while Zaytouna-Oliva continues.

The Amal-Hope II, which remained in Messina when the Zaytouna-Oliva left the port of Messina last Tuesday, will not be able to join the journey to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza.

According to Gerd von der Lippe, an athlete and professor from Norway who was supposed to participate on the Amal-Hope II: “We are all terribly disappointed that we won’t have an opportunity to meet our Palestinian sisters in Gaza in person this year. But now we must put all our energy towards ensuring that Zaytouna-Oliva is successful in breaking this illegal blockade. We really need global citizens of goodwill to contact their governments urging them to demand safe passage for that…

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