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Freedom Flotilla to stop in Jersey on its way to the besieged Gaza Strip


“The way I see it, the only valid way to protect the interests of Jewish people anywhere, but mainly in Israel, is criticizing the ongoing violation of human rights.”

This is why the arrival of the Al Awada into British shores for the first time represents such a significant event. Only last month we celebrated our 73rd ‘Liberation Day’ from occupation, the UK government that helped liberate us and is responsible for our defence supports the illegal naval blockade through openly conducting exercises with the IDF navy that enforces it. This is who the crew of the Al Awda will likely be coming into contact with, and the nine activists killed and more than 50 injured back in 2010 when the Mavi Marmara Freedom Flotilla was raided by Israeli Navy commandos serves as a stark reminder of what the consequences of such activism can be.



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Ollie Taylor

Jersey (UK) Evening Post columnist and founder of Nine by Five Media. Always looking for the local angle. Views are all mine and not that of any employer.