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News In Anne Paq’s video report “Not a dreamland”, produced by ActiveStills with support from Electronic Intifada, artists and alternative subcultures in Gazaare being presented in a way which you probably have not seen before.
News The Palestinian president on the West bank, Mahmoud Abbas, is facing anger in Gaza after his comments in a tv interview with the Israeli Channel 2. Mahmoud Abbas was born in the Palestinian town of Sahed. At the age of 13, he was forced to flee the town with his family in 1948 during the Arab-Israeli War. However, in the interview he said:
News This morning Israeli gunboats fired at and chased Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the Gaza strip
Press release Following letter was today sent from Ship to Gaza Sweden to Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy:
Press release Following letter was sent on Friday 26th of October from Ship to Gaza to the Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt: To Foreign Minister Carl Bildt The Ministry for Foreign Affairs 103 33 Stockholm
News Following the broad global opinion pressures built up with the 2010 action of the Freedom Flotilla, a few significant relaxations in the blockade policy were introduced. They referred primarily to goods imports, where the drastic limit to only 20% of earlier levels set during the summer of 2010 was raised to 40%.
Press release On the morning of October 20, Ship to Gaza Sweden’s S V Estelle was violently overtaken, in international waters by Israeli military forces. Estelle was close to its destination: Gaza. A 5000 miles long solidarity journey through Europe ended in clear violation of international law and human rights.
Press release Mika Jämiä, for most of the journey from Åbo to Gaza Captain of the Ship to Gaza Sailing Vessel Estelle, arrives in Helsinki airport this evening 17.30, with a flight from Frankfurt. Estelle was intercepted and hijacked by Israeli military forces on international waters on the morning of october 20. All onboard was taken to custody and detention.
News According to Ship to Gaza´s Israeli lawyers, all remaining activists are being deported tomorrow morning at 4.30 AM. The Swedish activists are expected to arrive at Arlanda airport at 3PM.
News When the activists are returning to their countries, other pictures of the event when the Estelle was attacked unfold. Partly through oral testimonies, partly through photos and videos that the activists managed to smuggle with them. Here are two videos (more will come):
Press release According to Ship to Gaza’s Israeli lawyers, all remaining detained activists including Dror Feiler will be released within the hour (i e around 5.30 CET).
News According confirmed info two more activists are on their way back to Sweden. Member av Parliament Sven Britton and Kristian Svenberg will arrive to Arlanda airport, Stockholm, at 6.20 pm.
News "I am now on my way home, but I keep thinking of my shipmates, my fellow activists from abroad who are still imprisoned under harsh conditions and undergo  interrogation by the Shabak Security Service, among them Parliament Members from several countries," said Elik Elhanan, one of the Israeli activists who had sailed aboard the Gaza-bound Swedish ship "Estelle".
Press release Dror Feiler, one of the spokespersons of Ship to Gaza, Sweden, was on Sunday separated from the other Swedish passengers with the motivation that he is an Israeli citizen and should be held accountable as such.
News Håkan Gustafsson, professor of law at University of Göteborg in Sweden is one of many people who demands that the Swedish government protest against Israel´s capture of the Estelle. Yesterday he sent following mail (translated) to the Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, and the Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt : "To the Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt/Carl Bildt,