Today, Sunday, the soul, heart and mind of the “Ship to Gaza - Greece” initiative are with the French boat “Dignite / Al Karama” and its passengers, among them the coordinator of the Greek initiative, Vangelis Pissias. The small boat, with 16 passengers, representing the whole of the international mission “Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human”, after breaking the blockade of the Greek territorial waters, has already won a great victory, has proven that persistence, patience and clever strategy can overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable, and is now moving forward, with high spirits, moral advantage, and a political plan, to its final destination. One more step closer to the final breaking and ending the siege of Gaza.
Tomorrow, Monday, the “Ship to Gaza - Greece” initiative will hold a press conference at Heraklion. The shameful, servile stance of the Greek Government, the terrorism, the sabotage, and the violation of every notion of international law - tools used by Israel to stop us - are not daunting us. Today, we may not be able to continue sailing to Gaza, but our will, our persistence and our morale are not broken. Wiser in an operational level, stronger in our souls, and politically productive, we are already preparing ourselves for the next phase of the mission, just as the poet says: “you did everything to bury me but you forgot that I was a seed”