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Gaza Flotilla: Harmeet Sooden returns to New Zealand

Gaza Flotilla: Harmeet Sooden returns to New Zealand

12 July 2011

Harmeet Sooden, who took part in the Freedom Flotilla II on board the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, will arrive back at Auckland International airport at 5.30am tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 July.

Below is a copy of the statement issued by the Canadian Boat to Gaza team on the decision to regroup and start planning for the next phase of the Freedom Flotilla - a decision brought about by the Greek government's refusal to permit Freedom Flotilla ships to leave Greek ports to deliver humanitarian supplies to the people of Gaza. Further information, along with an archive of media coverage, statements and releases is available in the 'Media and updates' section of the Canadian Boat to Gaza Aotearoa New Zealand page at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cb2g.htm

The Tahrir Will Sail Again

We will keep coming by sea, by air, by land and in the media until the blockade collapses and Palestine is free.

As the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the whole of Palestine has been outsourced to Greek ports and European airports, our resolve to help free Palestine has never been stronger.

Israel may be buying, bribing and bullying its way to the decision-makers in governments and multinationals worldwide, but Palestine is securing its place in the hearts of all freedom-loving people of the world. These people are the majority and they will ultimately decide.

The Freedom Flotilla boats, including the Tahrir, will regroup and start planning for the next phase of the Freedom Flotilla.

Despite three weeks of bureaucratic, political and military obstacles, a dedicated and diverse group of delegates from many countries have remained on board in every sense of the word and thousands of virtual delegates here in Canada and elsewhere have mobilized, organized and educated the world about Gaza. The movement for a free Palestine is larger, more visible, and more determined than ever as a result of this campaign, including the media coverage we have achieved.

We remain committed to non-violently supporting the Palestinians in the movement to end the blockade.

The Tahrir will sail again. Stay human. - Canadian Boat to Gaza

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