Kreta - Gaza

Ammar Al-Hamdan

Journalist, Al Jazeera

Ana Miranda Paz

Member of European Parliament, Spokesperson of Bloque Nationalista Galago, Spain, 44 years

I’ m the responsible for International Policitics and spokesperson in Europé of the galician party BNG. I was member of the European Parliament between 2012-2013 (group Greens-EFA) and I will be again in 2018-2019, in base a coallition with other left nationalistic parties. As member of the working group Palestine-Europe, we defend the right to self-determination of Palestinian People, defending in the EP a big number of resolutions and initiatives in favour of Palestine. I was invited by BNG Galiza to join the Flotilla and is really an honour, because Politics should denounce the apartheid of Israel, the politic of settlements and invasion and the cruelty of the blockade in Gaza. My country, Galiza is a fisheries nations and we defend also the Fishermen of Gaza.  To be onboard Marianne and Ship to Gaza is a big experience of international solidarity to give support to the Palestinians in Gaza.

Basel Ghattas

Israeli Knesset Member for Balad/ Joint List

Dror Feiler

Spokesperson of Ship to Gaza Sweden and representative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition onboard Marianne av Göteborg

Jacob Bryant

Camera operator, Maori-TV, New Zealand

Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Författare och journalist, Stockholm, 34 år

Blockaden av Gaza har gjort att alla exporter stoppats, att 43 % av befolkningen blivit arbetslös, vilket enligt Världsbanken är en av de högsta siffrorna i världen. En majoritet av barnen lider av blodbrist enligt Rädda Barnen. De bombas ständigt, de har inte tillgång till rent vatten, de får inte importera mat eller sjukvårdsutrustning, inte fiska i sina egna vatten. Plötsligt är det som om hela världen struntar i frihandel. Inga barn ska behöva växa upp så, och alla mammor och pappor borde tänka hur det skulle kännas om det vore ens egna barn. Jag har länge känt att jag velat göra något, men inte vetat vad. När jag blev tillfrågad kände jag att detta var en konkret handling som alla människor med hjärta bör stödja.

Mohammed El Bakkali

Camera operator, Al Jazeera

Moncef Marzouki

Tunisian politician, human rights activist and physician, President of Tunisia 2011-2014

Nadya Kevorkova

Journalist, Russia

Ohad Chamo

Journalist, Channel 2, Israel

Robert Lovelace

Activist and Professor in Global Development Studies, Queen’s University, Canada, 67 years

I have taken part in the Freedom Flotilla before. I am comitted to the Flotilla as a non- violent means of bringing attention to the suffering of the Palestinian People. As an aborginial person I understand what it means to be colonized. Taking land, restricting access to home land and undermining indigenous economies are acts on colonialism. This is wrong. As indigenous people we must support one another.

Ruwani Perera

Journalist, Maori-TV New Zealand