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News In light of global health restrictions on travel and public gatherings, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has decided to delay our planned departure towards Gaza.
News On Thursday, August the 9th, a meeting took place between Ambassador Ann Dismorr, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jeannette Escanilla, Chairman of Ship to Gaza, Dror Feiler, legal spokesman for StG and StG board member Jan Strömdahl. The meeting was also attended by co-workers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Press release Ship to Gaza has now received an answer to the open letter that we, through our chairman Jeanette Escanilla, have sent to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström on August 5:th.
Press release We have now recived information that all the remaining captives who was detained after the hijack of the Swedish SY/Freedom for Gaza will be deported from Israel during the day. Most of them are already in transfer.
News Norwegian flag Al-Awda and Swedish flag Freedom for Gaza have been attracted to the media. The two smaller Swedish sailboats, Mairead and Falestine have lessened attention after police escorts through Paris. Mairead took part to Palermo, but stayed there because we could not find a willing and competent crew.
News To the Foreign Minister of Sweden; Margot WallströmTo the Prime Minister of Sweden; Stefan Löfven
Press release We now have confirmed information that S/Y Freedom to Gaza have been boarded on international waters, by Israeli navy. Latest reported position was about 40 nautical miles of the coast of Gaza at 8.06 pm.
Press release At 8:06 PM (CEST) we lost contact  with the sailing yacht Freedom for  Gasa on a mission to break the blockade of the Gaza strip. We have reason to presume that the Israeli Navy has now begun to attack it and that it has been surrounded in International Waters The latest reported position was about 40 nautical miles from the cost of Gaza.
Press release The Freedom Flotilla Coalition arrived in Palermo on Monday July 16. There are four boats participating – Al Awda, Freedom To Gaza, Falestine and Mairead - which aim to break the decade long Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
Press release Ship to Gaza Sweden wants to make it very clear that we don't stand behind the (later withdrawn) statement by Oldoz Javidi. It does not reflect the views and values of our initiative. We do not accept any anti-jewish positions in our struggle to lift the Israeli siege on Gaza. We reject all anti-semitism and other forms of racism.
News Answer to question 2017/18: 1551 by Jeannette Escanilla (Swedish Left party) Ship to Gaza Jeannette Escanilla has asked me what I intend to do to emphasise how serious Sweden treats the Israeli blockade against Gaza, and how I will take action to prevent Israel of boarding and acting abusive during the journey of Ship to Gaza.
News Question put by Swedish member of parlament Jeannette Escanilla of the left party to the foreign minister Margot Wallström. In July this year three boats are sailing towards Gaza with the goal to break the illegal blockade carried out by Israel. The flotilla is bringing not only necessities, but also hope and solidarity to the people of Gaza.
News Israel has asked Cyprus to examine the possibility of establishing a shipping point on the island for sending goods to the Gaza Strip, a Cypriot government spokesman said on Tuesday. Both Egypt and Israel restrict movement across Gaza’s land borders as well. The United Nations has called for a freer flow of goods into Gaza, where most Palestinians live in poverty.
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News Ship to Gaza i ETC Debatt 18 maj. 
News Kära Palestina vänner, Gazas vänner! Få kan väl ha undgått att mötas av nyheterna från Gaza de senaste veckorna. Civila Palestinier som fredligt demonstrerat vid gränsen under namnet The Great Gaza March - mot den illegala och inhumana blockaden och för sina basala mänskliga rättigheter och som attackerats, skadats och dödats av Israels militärt tränade prickskyttar.