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Ship kept in

On 19 December, a demonstration was held outside the Haifa district court in Israel in support of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s demand for the return of the Women’s Boat to Gaza, the Zaytouna–Oliva.

As reported last issue, Israeli forces boarded the yacht in international waters on 5 October as it tried to break the siege of Gaza. Since then, the Zaytouna–Oliva has been kept in the Israeli port of Ashdod.

The Israeli supreme court returned the Estelle to the Swedish Ship to Gaza last August, four years after it was illegally seized.