The Israeli blockade of Gaza has denied 1.4 million Palestinians access to everything from basic food to crayons. It is difficult to imagine a long-term regional peace so long as so many people continue to suffer.
That’s why brave activists are challenging the Israeli blockade by bringing humanitarian supplies to Gaza by sea.
Will you show your support?
Two more ships are expected to cross the Israeli blockade at any moment. One of these ships is the MV Rachel Corrie.
The ship is named after an American activist who was killed in 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer that was about to demolish a Palestinian home.
The ship’s crewmembers include former UN Assistant Secretary-General Denis Halliday and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, an Irish peace activist.
Will you join them? Will you stand in solidarity with the MV Rachel Corrie?
Click here to publicly show your support.
This is a rare moment in international politics. Diplomats, government officials, and leading newspapers are now calling for an end to the Israeli blockade.
Meanwhile, 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza continue to suffer under extreme hardship.
One year ago, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said the following:
“I understand even paper and crayons are treated as “security hazards” and not permitted to enter Gaza. I sought an explanation for this policy in Israel, but did not receive a satisfactory answer – because there is none.”
One month ago, the Israeli reporter Amira Hass revealed even more details of Israel’s blockade:
“Israel prohibits the import into the Gaza Strip of items such as cilantro, sage, jam, chocolate, french fries, dried fruit, fabrics, notebooks, empty flowerpots, and toys.”
It is time to end this blockade and begin the path to peace. Please show your support for the MV Rachel Corrie.
Sign the Statement of Solidarity.