On Friday, an emotional Leigh-Ann Naidoo returned home to a crowd of pro-Palestinian supporters after being captured in international waters while on board the Women’s Boat to Gaza. Naidoo, a wits academic and activist, along with 12 other women from around the world, was enroute to attempt to break the[…]
There are renewed calls by the Palestinian solidarity movement for the South Africa’s ambassador for Israel to be recalled. Sisi Ngombane is in hot water after comments made at a press conference on Friday, to welcome back SA activist Leigh Ann Naidoo from the Women’s Boat to Gaza. Naidoo returned[…]
A South African pro-Palestinian activist detained in Israel has been released and will arrive home on Friday. Leigh-Anne Naidoo was taken into custody along with 12 international activists, who formed part of an all-women crew aboard a vessel attempting to break the humanitarian blockade on Gaza. The delegation was arrested[…]
At approximately 16:30 local time, the Israeli navy intercepted the Women’s Boat to Gaza. The captured activists are now urging their respective governments to assist in securing their release. Speaking to VOC’s Drive Time Show, the coordinator for the project in South Africa, Zeenat Adam confirmed that the Zaytouna was intercepted in[…]
South African academic and activist Leigh-Ann Naidoo has joined scores of other women activists from around the world on the ground-breaking Women’s Boat to Gaza. The all-female crew are currently in Messina on the island of Sicily for the second leg of the journey, which will depart soon for the[…]
On September 14, 2016, the first boat of the Women’s Boat to Gaza flotilla embarked on the first leg of its journey to the besieged Gaza Strip in a bid to break the blockade imposed on the citizens of Gaza by Israel. The Amal, which means ‘hope’, set sail from[…]
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.[…]
As the situation in the Gaza Strip remains dire, next week the Women’s Boat to Gaza will travel to the besieged territory. Launched on the 8 march 2016, on International Women’s Day, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition began the initiative in a bid to break the blockade of the Strip and[…]
As this year marks the 60th anniversary of the women’s march to the union buildings, an all-women boat will set-sail for the Gaza Strip in an effort to break the siege through ‘women-power’. In preparation for the departure, the organizers are calling on all South Africans to support the endeavour.[…]
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