Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Gaza's women flotilla 'challenging Israel's blockade'

Al Jazeera•October 5, 2016


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Wendy Goldsmith, a Canadian member on board the all-female flotilla currently making its way to the besieged Gaza Strip, provided this update to Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon Manley. I am on board the Zaytouna, but not as a crew member. I was expecting to be crew on the Amal II for the first two legs from Barcelona to Ajaccio and from Ajaccio to Messina, but ultimately the Amal II suffered engine trouble and could not sail. My role is as an organiser and the flotilla is expected to reach Gaza early on Wednesday October 5. We all hope that we will break the blockade and celebrate on the shores of Gaza, but in reality, we know that our ships will probably be intercepted by Israeli forces and we will