VIDEO REPORT:TRT World, 11 July 2018
Gaza Flotilla: ‘Freedom Flotilla’ en route to the Gaza Strip
A flotilla of small boats is slowly making its way towards the coast of the Gaza Strip. On board are activists trying to raise awareness about an Israeli blockade of Gaza that’s been in place for more than 10 years. Today, 80 percent of people there rely on humanitarian aid to survive. TRT correspondent Francis Collings is on board one of the ships, the Al Awda. He explains why it’s a journey that carries a great deal of risk.
UPDATE: The Al Awda and Freedom have arrived in Naples, Italy, to a rousing dock-side reception. The smaller sailing boats, Mairead and Falestine are on their way from Marseille in southern France. All four boats are due to arrive in Palermo, Sicily, this weekend, to prepare for the final leg across the Mediterranean…
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