Humanity Voice - ECESG : International athletes might join Freedom Flotilla 2

 

 

   Last Update : 21:52:37 GMT +2:00

Thursday 17th of April 2014
News
Gaza solidarity campaigns
Al- Aqsa mosque
Charities News
Achievements
Upper Hand
With the people
Interviews
Reports & Research
References
Opinion
Charity Issues
Union Campaigns
Hot subjects
 
Enter your e-mail
          Vote
what should the charities do,concerning the deterioration of living conditions in Gaza ,due to repeated closures of the crossings ?
Intensifying relief efforts towards Gaza
Coordinating with Egyptian authorities for the entry of aid
Highlighting the suffering of the people of Gaza
All of the above.
Results
          PHOTO GALLERY
see more photos...
    With the people
 Home Page   With people
send to friend print
  ECESG : International athletes might join Freedom Flotilla 2
humanitarianvoice - 2010-07-22

Some international athletes might join Freedom Flotilla 2

The European campaign to End the siege on Gaza (ECESG) revealed that it will soon make contacts with a number of well-known international athletes, particularly in Europe, to explore the possibility of their participation in Freedom Flotilla 2, which is scheduled to sail to the Gaza Strip by the end of September.

Rami Abdo, a member of the campaign, said in a statement from Paris on Wednesday: ďAfter a number of athletes expressed interest in participating in Freedom Flotilla 2.

The European campaign will make during the next few days a series of phone calls in France and Spain with a number of well-known athletes, such as the captain of the Spanish World Cup team, Iker Casillas, to explore the possibility of their involvement in the Freedom Flotilla to break the siege on Gaza.

He explained that the move is meant to bring the publicís attention towards the humanitarian mission and Palestinian cause.

Abdo said that communications will be done in secrecy, particularly concerning the names of the athletes expected to participate in the aid mission, because of anticipated pressure on the athletes and their clubs by Israel, especially since Israel has already pressured European countries to prohibit their citizens from involvement in the flotilla.

Some web sites quoted Casillas as saying that he would not attend World Cup championship celebrations in Madrid, expressing his sorrow for what is happening in Gaza.

ďYou find it impossible for people to participate and laugh after seeing what's happening in the Gaza Strip,Ē Casillas said, asserting that Spainís World Cup championship celebration is only partial as long Gaza remains under siege.

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal also condemned Israelís 2008-2009 attacks on the Gaza Strip.

The campaign said that more than 35 news organizations have requested to participate in Freedom Flotilla 2, in an attempt to provide unprecedented news coverage to detect Israeli follies against international peace activists.

Freedom Flotilla 2 has been postponed till the end of September because of the extended base of participants, especially from European countries.

PIC/Ab

    Archive
Syrian refugees, in Jordan, make their voices heard
Whether parted by war or Facebook, families find Motherís Day a chance for reunion
A paralyzed Palestinian says : I donít want their money. I want to walk again
Hundreds thousands of protesters rally against gay marriage in France
Young people play with snow at the main entrance of the University in Amman
Police disperse Amman protest; 10 officers, 4 citizens injured during riots
Calls to boycott Google and YouTube over anti- Islam film
China have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during Ramadan
19 people killed, including 13 children, in fire at shopping complex in Qatar
A call for fasting in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner day tomorrow

[ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 ] Next : Last
 
 
Israeli forces raid protest village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan valley
Israeli forces on Tuesday raided the protest village of Ein Hijleh and fired live bullets, tear gas,
Israeli extremist settlers storm Al-Aqsa, injured sever...

France contributes 500,000 euros to WFPíS food assistan...

UN : unusual lack of rain in Syria during this winter c...

Freed female prisoner: Life-threatening conditions in I...

Israeli occupation intensifies Judaization projects in ...

70 Jewish settlers have stormed today morning Al-Aqsa M...

The Israeli settlers attempt to turn Al-Khalil into a J...

Grandi urged the international community to save the be...

Italian activists in Rome : Israeli authorities steal w...

A Palestinian child was shot and killed by Israeli army...

Israeli warships fire at Palestinian fishermen near Gaz...

European Union warns of serious security fallout from G...

 

Copyright © 2005-2008 HumanityVoice - All rights reserved

All articles, news, or comments expressed within this website are the sole responsibility of the author in no way represent the views of Humanityvoice.net Any mentioning of persons or institutions does not necessarily constitute an approval of any sort.

Make us your home page

Guest Book

Add to Favorites