LETTER: Boat to Gaza aims to challenge Israeli blockade

Amal-Hope will set sail from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September.

Boat to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza has been purchased and is scheduled to sail to Gaza from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September.

Her name is Amal-Hope, which is what she symbolizes to the people of Gaza and the world.

Gaza has been under the immoral U.S.-supported Israeli blockade for the past decade, which is considered illegal under international law.

Countless attacks against the besieged population will have rendered Gaza uninhabitable in fewer than five years if current trends continue, according to a 2015 report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

The Women’s Boat to Gaza seeks to challenge the Israeli blockade, demonstrate solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people.

With the support from women, men, nongovernmental organizations, civil society groups and women’s collectives and events around the world, we will make this happen.

Through Freedom Flotillas and other naval missions, we have brought international attention to their suffering and resistance.

The U.S. campaign for the Women’s Boat to Gaza is an initiative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition and is composed of civil society organizations and campaigns from many countries.

We are committed to continuing the struggle until the blockade is unconditionally lifted and Palestinian people everywhere regain their full rights.

Please join this effort with your support by sharing, posting and donating.

Beautiful T-shirts are also available.

Donate at www.womensboattogaza.us.

Onward toward Peace!

Kit Kittredge,


Kittredge is on the steering committee of the U.S. campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition.