You turn to us for voices you won't hear anywhere else.

Sign up for Democracy Now!'s Daily Digest to get our latest headlines and stories delivered to your inbox every day.

Pro-Palestine Ship Hopes to Reach Gaza Strip by Tuesday

HeadlineJul 18, 2011

A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists hopes to reach the Gaza Strip Tuesday. The French yacht, Dignity al-Karama, set sail from a Greek island late Saturday and was slowly crossing international waters early Monday. The boat is carrying 16 people, including three crew members and three journalists. The aim of the trip, according to those aboard, is to draw attention to Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which many argue amounts to the collective punishment of some 1.6 million people. The Dignity al-Karama was part of a large international aid flotilla intended for the occupied territory. Athens, however, blocked the departure of any ships heading to the region. The Israeli military has said it will stop any attempt to break the sea blockade.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation