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'We're going to break the siege!' - 'Freedom Flotilla' ship stops off in Malaga on journey to Gaza
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A ship representing the 'Freedom Flotilla' movement, which became known for carrying humanitarian aid and delivering it to the Gaza Strip, made a stop in Malaga on Tuesday as dozens gathered for a pro-Palestinian event in the Spanish city.

Footage shows several activists chanting slogans and waving Palestinian flags on board the ship before it docked, as well as locals chanting and playing instruments during the event.

"We are making these stops as the Freedom Flotilla coalition with the our boat Handala and other boats that are set to sail as well to try to raise awareness, engage local communities and politicians, and to try to unite and grow what we know as a heartfelt movement across the world, which is demanding Palestinian rights and freedom," said one of the event participants.

Another added that the crew's mission is 'fundamental' in bringing 'humanity and human rights to the world' as well as "to end the genocide in Palestine and break the siege."

"We are going to Gaza to break the siege. We don't know if we will be able, if they will let us do it, but we will continue with the mission. We are a mission of peace and we know that we are on the right side of history," the participant added.

According to the crew, they are "a coalition of people from tens of different countries, united with one purpose, which is show concrete solidarity with the Palestinian people."

Local media outlets said that following the arrival of the boat on Tuesday, a pro-Palestine demonstration was likely to take place in Malaga on Wednesday. It is also reported that the ship will make stops in the port of Denia and also in France before continuing its journey to the Middle East.

Fighting continues for the ninth month after Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on October 7, killing 1,139 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapping over 200, according to Israeli officials.

Israel declared war on the group and a 'complete siege' of Gaza with a large-scale campaign of air strikes. A ground incursion began at the end of the third week, with Israeli leaders vowing to 'wipe out' Hamas. Palestinian officials reported that at least 38,295 Palestinian people were killed and 88,241 were injured at the time of publication.

The Israeli Defence Forces claimed that Hamas locations and infrastructure were targeted in the response - and has repeatedly denied allegations of 'genocide'. United Nations experts warned against 'collective punishment' for the people of Gaza before predicting a 'humanitarian crisis' and then claimed that 'hell is settling in' for the region.

'We're going to break the siege!' - 'Freedom Flotilla' ship stops off in Malaga on journey to Gaza

Spain, Malaga
July 10, 2024 at 13:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A ship representing the 'Freedom Flotilla' movement, which became known for carrying humanitarian aid and delivering it to the Gaza Strip, made a stop in Malaga on Tuesday as dozens gathered for a pro-Palestinian event in the Spanish city.

Footage shows several activists chanting slogans and waving Palestinian flags on board the ship before it docked, as well as locals chanting and playing instruments during the event.

"We are making these stops as the Freedom Flotilla coalition with the our boat Handala and other boats that are set to sail as well to try to raise awareness, engage local communities and politicians, and to try to unite and grow what we know as a heartfelt movement across the world, which is demanding Palestinian rights and freedom," said one of the event participants.

Another added that the crew's mission is 'fundamental' in bringing 'humanity and human rights to the world' as well as "to end the genocide in Palestine and break the siege."

"We are going to Gaza to break the siege. We don't know if we will be able, if they will let us do it, but we will continue with the mission. We are a mission of peace and we know that we are on the right side of history," the participant added.

According to the crew, they are "a coalition of people from tens of different countries, united with one purpose, which is show concrete solidarity with the Palestinian people."

Local media outlets said that following the arrival of the boat on Tuesday, a pro-Palestine demonstration was likely to take place in Malaga on Wednesday. It is also reported that the ship will make stops in the port of Denia and also in France before continuing its journey to the Middle East.

Fighting continues for the ninth month after Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on October 7, killing 1,139 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapping over 200, according to Israeli officials.

Israel declared war on the group and a 'complete siege' of Gaza with a large-scale campaign of air strikes. A ground incursion began at the end of the third week, with Israeli leaders vowing to 'wipe out' Hamas. Palestinian officials reported that at least 38,295 Palestinian people were killed and 88,241 were injured at the time of publication.

The Israeli Defence Forces claimed that Hamas locations and infrastructure were targeted in the response - and has repeatedly denied allegations of 'genocide'. United Nations experts warned against 'collective punishment' for the people of Gaza before predicting a 'humanitarian crisis' and then claimed that 'hell is settling in' for the region.

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A ship representing the 'Freedom Flotilla' movement, which became known for carrying humanitarian aid and delivering it to the Gaza Strip, made a stop in Malaga on Tuesday as dozens gathered for a pro-Palestinian event in the Spanish city.

Footage shows several activists chanting slogans and waving Palestinian flags on board the ship before it docked, as well as locals chanting and playing instruments during the event.

"We are making these stops as the Freedom Flotilla coalition with the our boat Handala and other boats that are set to sail as well to try to raise awareness, engage local communities and politicians, and to try to unite and grow what we know as a heartfelt movement across the world, which is demanding Palestinian rights and freedom," said one of the event participants.

Another added that the crew's mission is 'fundamental' in bringing 'humanity and human rights to the world' as well as "to end the genocide in Palestine and break the siege."

"We are going to Gaza to break the siege. We don't know if we will be able, if they will let us do it, but we will continue with the mission. We are a mission of peace and we know that we are on the right side of history," the participant added.

According to the crew, they are "a coalition of people from tens of different countries, united with one purpose, which is show concrete solidarity with the Palestinian people."

Local media outlets said that following the arrival of the boat on Tuesday, a pro-Palestine demonstration was likely to take place in Malaga on Wednesday. It is also reported that the ship will make stops in the port of Denia and also in France before continuing its journey to the Middle East.

Fighting continues for the ninth month after Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on October 7, killing 1,139 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapping over 200, according to Israeli officials.

Israel declared war on the group and a 'complete siege' of Gaza with a large-scale campaign of air strikes. A ground incursion began at the end of the third week, with Israeli leaders vowing to 'wipe out' Hamas. Palestinian officials reported that at least 38,295 Palestinian people were killed and 88,241 were injured at the time of publication.

The Israeli Defence Forces claimed that Hamas locations and infrastructure were targeted in the response - and has repeatedly denied allegations of 'genocide'. United Nations experts warned against 'collective punishment' for the people of Gaza before predicting a 'humanitarian crisis' and then claimed that 'hell is settling in' for the region.

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