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Senator Lee Rhiannon gives support for Women’s Boat to Gaza

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Lee Rhiannon 15 Sep 2016

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has given her full support for the Women’s Boat to Gaza, set to sail from its port in Barcelona this week. The Women’s Boat to Gaza is the latest initiative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. 

Greens MPs David Shoebridge and Dr Mehreen Faruqi have also given their support. 

“The blockade of Gaza – jointly maintained by Israel and Egypt – is nearly a decade old and the reality of life for Palestinians living in this enclave is devastating. 

“Thousands of children living in Gaza have grown up under occupation and siege, and have known no other reality than the violence of blockade and bombings. The psychological impacts of that cannot be measured. 

“The Women’s Boat to Gaza is one example of members of the international community working collectively to highlight this injustice, whilst seeking to bring hope to Palestinians living in Gaza. 

“They have my full support and I congratulate them for their courage and commitment” Senator Rhiannon said. 

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