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News Jeannette Escanilla will be sailing as delegate with Women's Boat to Gaza (WBG) on the last leg from Messina to Gaza city. She is representing the left party of Sweden in the County council of Uppsala where she is vice chairperson of the committee for children and youth.
Press release In a ruling issued by the Supreme Court of Israel, under the presidency of Miriam Naor, the state of Israel is ordered to immediately release and return the vessel ”Estelle” to its owners, the Swedish human rights organisation Ship to Gaza.
Photo: UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan
News Israeli navy forces detained several Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip late Wednesday. The head of the fishermen union, Nizar Ayyash, told Ma’an that Israeli navy boats confiscated a Palestinian fishing boat while five fishermen were on board.
Photo: John Kanneberg
News The Christian Science Monitor reports on the efforts of Palestinians in Gaza to keep the culture scene alive.
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News Israel has reportedly agreed to allow cement imports to supply brick factories in the besieged Gaza Strip, a union official told Ma’an News on Tuesday, following a more than three-month ban on cement imports for the private sector in the small Palestinian territory.
Photo: Rusty Stewart
News Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians with live fire during clashes east of Gaza City on Friday in the besieged Gaza Strip. 
News Maan News reports that the number of Palestinians, all at the age of 50 or older, allowed to travel to East Jerusalem in order to worship at the Al Aqsa mosque has been reduced recently by Israel authorities. At the moment, no more than 250 people are given permission at the same time.
Photo: Heinrich Böll Foundation Palestine & Jordan
News Football players from the Shabab Khan Younis club have been barred from reaching the West bank to play the Palestine cup final.
Press release The Women's Boat to Gaza, a project of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, has acquired its first boat.  Amal-Hope, will set sail from Barcelona on 14 September.   The boat will carry  women who plan to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza.
Press release The Women’s Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted its meetings over the past weekend to discuss and further plans to set sail towards Gaza in mid-September with all women delegates and crew. In doing so we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of Gaza.
Press release As we earlier informed the remaining captives who was detained after the hijack of the trawler Marianne will be deported in rounds during this coming Sunday and Monday. We can now announce following flight routes and arrival times:
Press release At 3PM this afternoon Ship to Gazas lawyer informed that they have reached an agreement regarding the deportation of the remaining Swedish captives from the Israeli hijack of the trawler Marianne av Göteborg. The six pearsons are
Press release Ship to Gaza’s Israeli lawyer Gabi Lasky informed about 4PM today that additionally three of those detained when the fishing trawler Marianne of Gothenburg was hijacked on international waters, will be deported early tomorrow morning.
Press release Foreign Ministry of Sweden informs they have presented a protest against Israel as a result of the boarding of Ship to Gaza fishing trawler Marianne while travelling through international waters on it’s way to Gaza.