The Freedom Flotilla 2 delegates from the Dignité-Karama have been deported by Israel, including Stéphan Corriveau of the Tahrir, who arrived back in Canada Wednesday, July 19th.
Amira Hass’ eye-witness account of the boarding of the Dignité-Karama by Israeli Occupation Force naval commandos is recommended.
Since the boarding of the Dignité Tuesday morning, July 18th, our supporters have participated in pickets at the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, the Israeli consulate in Toronto, and at Deltaport in Vancouver, where an Israeli Zim line ship was docking.
While we are of course happy our friends from the Dignité have been freed quickly and safely, acts of state piracy remain illegal, even if the people kidnapped in international waters are offered food and drink. The real problem remains the blockade under which the Palestinians of Gaza are still suffering. We continue to demand:
– An end to the illegal and inhumane blockade of Gaza.
– That our government condemn Israel’s acts of state piracy and illegal aggression again civilian vessels.
– Freedom of travel for Palestinians between Gaza and the West Bank.
With your continued support, the Tahrir and the Freedom Flotilla will sail again, and we will continue until the blockade ends. Where politicians fail us, civil society must take the lead in solidarity with Palestine.