Freedom Flotilla to Gaza 2018

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This is a Go Fund Me for myself, Cat April Watters, human rights and social justice activist, radio host for www.PeoplesInternetRadio.com, to join this year’s Freedom Flotilla to Gaza along with other peace activists, to help the Palestinians, who have been imprisoned by Israel occupation for decades and recently, killed by IDF snipers. during Land Day and Nakba, 70 years of catastrophe!

  Freedom Flotilla 2018 needs Help in Europe at numerous ports to be ground crew and possible participant  on the Boat to Gaza to Break the Blockade.  We will  have special events in each port highlighting the horrific conditions in Gaza and how we can help.

There are  12 ports  in 8 countries needing ground crews. I will be helping at a few of these ports,, PLEASE HELP! 
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy.

Mid May to late July is our time frame.

In 2018, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition will sail once more against the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza, for freedom of movement and the right to a decent future for all Palestinians. 

Israel has maintained an inhumane and destructive blockade of Gaza for over a decade. The United Nations now says that Gaza will become uninhabitable by the year 2020 because of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. 

Children and minors, who make up more than half of the Gaza population of over 2 million, are victims of the ongoing blockade, which has robbed them of their childhood; their rights to safety, education, and health; and their prospects for a decent future. In response to the brutal Israeli blockade, for seven years, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has carried out non-violent direct actions aimed at raising international awareness and putting pressure on the international community to end.

We will continue to put pressure on our governments and protest their complicity with Israel's crimes against humanity. We will sail again — in 2018 — to stand with the Palestinians of Gaza, as they demand their freedom of movement and their right to a decent future in their land.

 100 years ago, the Balfour Declaration wrongly claimed the right to “give away” the Palestinian homeland, and since then the rights of native Palestinians have been eroded and ignored with the complicity of governments around the world, including our own. We call on all humanity to help end the Israeli blockade of Gaza and make this mission a powerful display of solidarity with the beleaguered but proud Palestinians of Gaza.

Support our campaign to sail in 2018 to break the brutal and illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza!
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Latest update from Gijon Spain. Had a great event and march today by the port and in the city center. Please also see RumboAGaza for more info and my livestream.
And I was informed this week eve there is not enough room for me on the flotilla for the first leg from Gijon to Lisbon. Perhaps the second also from Lisbon to Cadiz as the boat is overbooked.
I will be ground crew and still go to the ports and be media.

Thank you everyone for All your support!!
Palestine will be free!!
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A municipality near Paris named a street for the “nakba” — an Arab-language word that means “catastrophe” and which many Palestinians use to denote Israel’s creation.

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Made it to Madrid with your support! I will be getting the train north to the port of Gijon in the am arriving at 5pm. The Flotilla leaves Gijon for Lisbon on the 15th!
Please check back for more updates!
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Hundreds in months-long Gaza protests crippled for life by Israeli gunfire

Gaza (CNN) A bloody scalpel in his hand, the surgeon pauses over the gaping wound in his patient's right leg.

"The entry point is very small," explains Dr. Bassam Harasha. "But inside the tissue this type of bullet is doing explosion, and this explosive effect of this bullet is doing massive destruction in the tissue and the bone so most of the patients, they underwent amputation. We have no chance to save the limb like other bullet injuries, traditional bullet injuries outside this area."
He goes back to scraping off scraps of bloody flesh. Harasha has come from Jordan as a volunteer to Gaza City's Al-Shifa Hospital. And he's very busy.
His patient, Hashim Amr, a man in his 40s with a gray beard, is wide awake. The anesthetics have only numbed his lower body. As doctors labor away, he recounts that during the 2014 war, his 17-year-old son was killed in an Israeli missile strike.

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