The fleet of four boats carrying prominent human rights defenders from over 20 countries, and a quantity of much-needed medical supplies, expects to be intercepted and detained by the Israeli navy before reaching their destination, as most previous efforts have.
Veteran New Zealand human rights campaigner and Unite union leader Mike Treen leaves this week to join the 2018 global Freedom Flotilla challenging Israel's 11-year-old illegal naval blockade of Gaza.
On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos attacked one such flotilla, which was trying to take humanitarian aid to Gaza, in global waters in the Mediterranean, killing 10 activists onboard. Gaza has no army, no navy and no air force.
Supported by the New Zealand/Palestine solidarity group Kia Ora Gaza and hundreds of donors, Treen will be New Zealand's representative on this humanitarian solidarity mission.
Israeli warships stopped a boat from a humanitarian flotilla set off from the Gaza strip to Cyprus to break the regime's 11-year siege on the coastal enclave.
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Since March 30, the National Commission of the Great March of Return has been organizing rallies, protests and demonstrations every Friday in five separate locations in the eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
Earlier, organizers of the flotilla, which set off earlier on Tuesday, said contact with one boat was lost after 10 nautical miles. The ship arrived at the port of Ajacio in Corsica, France on July 5, where it stayed till July 8.
Israel has closed its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip over weeks of fires at farms caused by kites and balloons carrying firebombs from the Palestinian enclave.
Israel and Egypt, in response have said that the blockade is an necessary security measure against the threat of militants.
The two border incidents came amid a period of increased tension between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terrorist group. "I urge the authorities to reverse this decision".