An all-women boat to Gaza will set sail next year to challenge Israel's ongoing blockade of the coastal enclave.
This was one of the strategic decisions taken by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, which met in Barcelona this past weekend to plan future actions against Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Additional actions planned include a focus on solidarity with Gaza fishermen in 2017, as well as a flotilla to Gaza “carrying hundreds of supporters from around the world” in 2018.
The weekend meeting in Barcelona, in which seven national and international campaigns for Gaza were represented, was the first face to face meeting after this past summer's Freedom Flotilla III, in which the boat Marianne was captured, and all delegates on board detained by Israeli authorities.
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition announced that it will continue to focus its work “on actively challenging the blockade of Gaza, call upon and pressure governments worldwide to take action against this illegal blockade and at the same time supports various forms of non violent struggle adopted by the Palestinian people against oppression and injustice.”