Support the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
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Support the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

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      International Solidarity Movement

We are writing to ask for your support for the Gaza Freedom Flotilla scheduled to set sail in the second half of June to the besieged Gaza strip. You can help prevent an assault on the nonviolent activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza by signing on to our petition. 

At least ten ships with dignitaries, doctors, professors, artists, journalists, and activists, as well as construction supplies and humanitarian aid, will sail from ports in Europe to Gaza in an act of non-violent civil disobedience to persuade the international community to fulfill its obligations towards the Palestinian people and end Israel's four-year illegal blockade of Gaza.

This is the second, large-scale citizen-to-citizen flotilla to be launched by international grassroots groups. Organized by 14 national groups and international coalitions, the flotilla will carry approximately 1,000 passengers. It will include a US boat named The Audacity of Hope, which will have aboard dozens of dedicated social justice activists. Learn more about the US Boat to Gaza.  

The last Freedom Flotilla in May 2010 included seven vessels carrying nearly 700 passengers from 36 different countries. Israeli commandos attacked the boats, shooting and killing nine passengers, injuring over 50 and imprisoning all aboard.This tragedy opened the subject of Gaza on the world stage and put considerable pressure on Israel to ease the draconian siege on Gaza – something the international community had failed to do for 3 years. Learn more about the Free Gaza Movement and support their efforts

We ask you to sign this petition to show the overwhelming public support for an end to siege of Gaza and the rights for Palestinians. We also demand that the American administration apply pressure on Israel to ensure that passengers are not violently attacked and to allow the flotilla to sail to Gaza.

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    • elizabeth smith KANSAS CITY, MO
      • about 3 years ago

      I pray you do something principled and humane. Your mother would have expected it of you. Elizabeth Smith

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    • Jon Davidson INCLINE VILLAGE, NV
      • about 3 years ago

      An ultimatum from your office to Israel to keep their hands off which includes a FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCE is perhaps the only thing which will protect the Flotilla. You cannot stand by without taking action. Now is the time for America to stand up for it principles and YOU ARE OUR LEADER. A C T !

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    • Anna Derengowski AUSTIN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      It is terribly sad that we cannot even count on our government to support and protect its citizens during this brave act of non-violence. Show your constituents that you are not cowardly, that you can be as brave as those on the Freedom Flotilla. Rise up to the challenge of protecting your people! Consider yourselves responsible for any harm that befalls them, for you are the one that let this happen.

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    • George Houser SANTA ROSA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      The US shoukl break the blockade of Gaza and support the Flotilla in it purpose, not impede it.

      GMH

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    • Klaus Mittlmeier NEUBIBERG, DE
      • about 3 years ago

      This is an opportunity for the United States to take over responsibility to protect freedom, equality and justice for all peoples in a nonviolent and political way.

      A further step could be, to stop giving financial and military aid to Israel until such time that the Israeli government respects the human rights of the people of Gaza and international law.

      Klaus Mittlmeier

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