Press releases

Ship to Gaza visits 40 cities this summer

21/07/2017 - 00:20

This summer, Ship to Gaza has planned two tours by boat and caravan to travel around and visit places around southern Sweden. Both to inform about next year's campaign Armada for Gaza, about the work of the organization and how to contribute and get involved in ending the siege on Gaza.

Parliamentary Conference: On the impact of the blockade on the women of Gaza - with the women who challenged the blockade

15/05/2017 - 15:57
Note: Correct adress for prior notfikation to Press Conference is or call Staffan Granér att +46703549687 Förstakammarsalen, Parliament house, Stockholm  17/5, Kl. 10-15 Press Conference in Förstakammarsalen  at 15.30

Lost contact with Zaytouna-Oliva

05/10/2016 - 17:18

At 1558 (CEST) on 5 October, we lost contact again with the Zaytouna-Oliva and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has now begun to attack it and that it has been surrounded in International Waters (latest position: Lat+31.906033 Lon+33.757630).

Open letter to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström from Women´s Boat to Gaza

04/10/2016 - 18:42

As you surely know, at this very moment there is a boat en route to Gaza, that little Palestinian enclave. Its mission is to observe, break and eventually end the inhumane, illegal and for all involved parties destructive blockade of Gaza. Women's Boat to Gaza, as we call our action, is an initiative by Ship to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. 

Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza - Amal-Hope II scheduled to follow

27/09/2016 - 09:36

Messina, Italy:  This morning, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician.

Amal-Hope II Makes Her Debut

25/09/2016 - 15:04

Messina, Italy – There is adage that says “Hope springs eternal.” This was personified today when the Amal-Hope II entered Messina port to join her sister Zaytouna-Oliva.

Patti Smith is supporting Women´s Boat to Gaza

23/09/2016 - 15:28

During a visit in Sweden, rock legend Patti Smith declares her wholeheartedly support for Women´s Boat to Gaza. In a video published on Youtube Smith says she is supporting the women on board the Zaytouna-Oliva who in solidarity with their sisters in Gaza are determined to break the inhuman blockade.

Open letter to the Honourable High Representative Ms Federica Mogherini from 55 European Parliament Members

13/09/2016 - 21:50
13 September, 2016

On Wednesday 14 September, the latest Freedom Flotilla Coalition will set sail from Barcelona to Gaza, aiming to arrive by 1 October. This year the mission Women's Boat to Gaza (WBG), on two boats named 'Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva, will carry out a humanitarian mission to send a message of hope and solidarity to the people of Gaza.

Three Swedish delegates on Women’s Boat to Gaza

07/09/2016 - 15:19

Onboard Women´s Boat to Gaza, which will depart from Barcelona next week (Sept 14), three Swedish human rights activists will sail during the different legs:

Supreme Court of Israel: Release Ship to Gaza’s Estelle

07/08/2016 - 22:52

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.

Amal-Hope will sail on 14 September

18/07/2016 - 17:52

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.

Women’s Boat to Gaza presented at the European Parliament

02/06/2016 - 09:37

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.

The deportetd Swedes arrive Sunday evening and Monday afternoon

03/07/2015 - 11:53

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:

The detained Swedes will be deported during Sunday and Monday

02/07/2015 - 20:09

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

Three released tomorrow, Kevorkova and all Swedes retained

01/07/2015 - 20:08

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.

Protest from Swedish foreign office after Ship to Gaza hijacking

29/06/2015 - 23:47

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.

Ship to Gaza vessel Marianne taken to Ashdod

29/06/2015 - 23:44

The hijacked Ship to Gaza trawler Marianne of Gothenburg, Israeli web paper Ynet reports, anchored at the Israeli port in Ashdod this evening,  just before 21.00PM (Swedish time).

Israel once again commits an act of state piracy in the Mediterranean

29/06/2015 - 17:43

Press release from Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Statement by Ship to Gaza Sweden

29/06/2015 - 09:32

Ship to Gaza’s Swedish-flagged fishing trawler Marianne of Gothenburg has been boarded by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) about 100 nautical miles from Gaza. Last contact with Marianne took place 00:57 Swedish time.

No contact since Marianne was approached by Israeli navy

29/06/2015 - 02:26

At 00.57 (GTM+2) we had our last contact with Ship to Gaza’s trawler Marianne of Gothenburg. We were informed that the three military vessels who identified themselves as Israeli navy, has now moved even closer. The distance was estimated to 500 meters. The position was located to 31° 43' North, 32° 33' East​, about 105 nautical miles from the destination Gaza city.