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3 November 2011


For Immediate Release

Who: Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip
What: March demanding international protection for "Freedom Waves to Gaza" flotilla
Where: Haidar Abdel Shafi Square, Gaza, Palestine
When: 12:30 pm Thursday, 3 November

Palestinian youth will march today in Gaza to demand that the United Nations and international community protect the "Freedom Waves to Gaza" flotilla against Israeli attacks. 


"I support the flotilla because Israel says it's no longer occupying Gaza," said Rana Baker, a 20-year-old business administration student at Islamic University. "This would include the sea and freedom of movement. But this is not true, and the flotilla will once again prove this and confront a siege illegally imposed upon a mostly-civilian population."


The gathering will begin in Gaza's Haidar Abdel Shafi Square at 12:30 pm.


The youth will march by the nearby United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) building before holding a press conference in the Gaza Seaport.


"We support these boats," said Hussien Amody, a 19-year-old computer engineering student at Al-Azhar University. "We want to prevent any Israeli attacks and break this illegal blockade."


The demonstration will coincide with a 12:30 pm rally in Ramallah's Manarah Square. 

Rana Baker, (059) 962-5468
Jehan Alfarra, (059) 216-6994
Hussien Amody, (059) 972-5117

Freedom Waves to Gaza 

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led non-violent resistance movement committed to ending Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian land.  We call for full compliance with all relevant UN resolutions and international law.