A flotilla carrying patients and students, titled ‘Freedom Ship 3’, departed from the Gaza port on Sunday in an attempt to break the Israeli siege on the Strip.
Patient Raed Deab said: “I need surgery, five complicated surgeries. I have been prevented three or four times from getting the treatment. What am I going to do?” he said. “I will go to deliver our message to the world and I appeal to the world to stand with us.”
Spokesman of the High Committee of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege Ramdan Al-Haiek said the journey was ‘a message from the Palestinian people.’
“We need our basic human rights, which are supported by the international conventions and international community,” he said. “We are still suffering and there’s a strong pain that has been imposed by the Israeli occupation and our activity today is peaceful.”