A TWEET from the Free Gaza TWITTER account was posted several days ago that had a link to a lecture titled, "Zionists Ran the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps." This TWEET did not come from Free Gaza, and does not represent FG's position in any way whatsoever; in fact we condemn its content. It came from Greta's private Facebook page and was shared to a group of people who were discussing the evils of propaganda and racism. For some reason, Facebook connected our Free Gaza account to her personal Facebook account, and the link was posted.
Greta has added, "I apologize that I did not watch the video before hitting SHARE on Facebook. I was in a rush to get to a book event and simply reposted. The fault is completely mine. I personally apologize for not watching the video before sharing it on Facebook. Free Gaza had nothing t do with the post at all. "
The Free Gaza movement is a human rights group that is an expression of citizen nonviolent, direct action, confronting Israel's ongoing abuses of Palestinian human and political rights and will continue to challenge Israel's illegal siege on Gaza. In the future, we will work to ensure that material posted from our account relates only to FGM's activities, including Gaza's Ark. more
ISRAEL HAS vowed to block a ship carrying European pro-Palestinian activists from reaching Gaza, in the latest effort to break Israel’s maritime blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory.
Organisers issued a communique saying they had received clearance in La Spezia, Italy, to set sail, and the SV Estelle, sailing under a Finnish flag, will reach Gaza in about two weeks. However, Israeli officials said the navy was on alert and the vessel would be intercepted.
“This is the same old, same old,” Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman Ilana Stein said. “The organisers know that they are not going to be allowed to reach Gaza, and are just trying to make noise.”
SV Estelle set sail in June from Sweden and has stopped at a number of European ports trying to drum up support.
About 17 activists, mainly Swedes, are expected to join the attempt to reach Gaza.
The ship is carrying humanitarian aid and equipment for the “Gaza Ark” project – a Canadian initiative that hopes to build a Gaza-made ship to transport goods from the coastal strip.
Last month 78 Irish parliamentarians, including TDs, MEPs, Senators, MLAs and MPs from both North and South, signed a statement in support of the ship and condemning Israel’s maritime blockade. more