Hundreds Set Sail in ‘Reverse Flotilla’ to Protest Israeli Naval Blockade

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Published on Monday, December 2, 2013 by Common Dreams

‘We want to say to everyone that enough is enough’

– Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

Palestinians waving a Palestinian national flag at the port in Gaza city, December 2, 2013 (Reuters)Hundreds of Palestinian protesters set sail from Gaza on Monday in protest of the ongoing Israeli naval blockade that prevents fishing, trade, and freedom of movement for Palestinians living inside the resource-strapped territory.

Protesters say the blockade—which restricts Gazans from traveling more than six miles from shore—stifles the local fishing industry and  adds to the food crisis and resource shortage in Gaza which stems from the Israeli-imposed blockade and militarization of Gaza’s borders.

The protesters were demonstrating “to put pressure on Israel to stop its violation against the fishermen” and “against the illegal blockade and against the illegal occupation,” Majed Abusalama, spokesman for the protest organizing Gaza-based Intifada Youth Coalition told

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