All women’s boat to Gaza sets sail

On Wednesday evening, the long awaited Women’s Boat to Gaza set sail from Barcelona destined for the besieged city of Gaza. Boasting an all-female crew, sailing vessels Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva left the port of Barcelona to travel across the Mediterranean sea with hopes of breaking the humanitarian blockade of Gaza.[…]

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SA flotilla activist speaks out on ordeal

A South African victim of an Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara has emotionally recounted her experiences on the besieged vessel at a press conference at Constitutional Hall, Johannesburg on Tuesday. Gadija Davids was amongst those aboard the ship in 2010 when their flotilla, aiming to break through the Israeli[…]

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Gaza help not over

University of KwaZulu-Natal academic, theologian and activist Clint le Bruyns says the mission to Gaza is not over and the delays have only made him more determined and stronger. Le Bruyns is part of a team of activists from around the world who are attempting to bring aid to the[…]

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S Africans in Gaza flotilla coming home

Two South Africans who were part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat, will return home on Wednesday morning, the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) said. University of KwaZulu-Natal academic‚ theologian and activist Chris Le Bruyns and Ismail Moola, one[…]

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SA academic not on captured vessel

A KwaZulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist – who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat – was not on a vessel that was seized by the Israeli military on Monday, the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) said.[…]

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Flotilla activists steadfast on Gaza mission

Few confirmed reports have been made public around the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla 3 as a suspected sabotage on one of the ships is being investigated.  South African activist, Dr Clint De Bruyns who will join the flotilla could not divulge his current location at the time of his interview on[…]

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Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged’

One of the ships taking part in a flotilla headed towards Gaza strip was sabotaged south of Crete, an activist aboard one of the ships said Thursday. Israeli-born Swedish activist Dror Feiler told Nazareth-based al-Shams radio that the ship had been sabotaged by professionals, and would have sunk if sailed[…]

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SA activists ready for Gaza flotilla

Despite warnings from Israeli authorities that it will seek to intercept a Gaza-bound fleet harbouring pro-Palestinian activists, the Freedom Flotilla III has now set sail for the besieged coastal strip. The initiative is the third in a series of attempts to break through an Israeli enforced blockade on Gaza, in[…]

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