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# Gaza Blockade

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79 Irish politicians sign statement supporting Gaza blockade ship
The SV Estelle sailed several weeks ago from Sweden and is expected to arrive in the port of Gaza in early to mid October.
Sports stars renew their support for Gaza flotilla
Eoin Kelly and Jerry Flannery among the stars lending their voice to the MV Saoirse’s forthcoming expedition.
UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive
A UN report on last year’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid has concluded that the blockade is legal but that the actions of the IDF were “excessive”. Turkey has reacted angrily – threatening to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
Greece blocks Gaza flotilla boat
Four Irish activists arrived back in Dublin today as a result of their vessel being damaged in Turkey last week, as Greece blocks a boat trying to join the international flotilla from Crete.
Nobel laureate appeals for safe passage for Gaza flotilla
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who was on the first flotilla last year, urges Israel not to pursue violence.
TDs and actors join call to support Irish aid ship's journey to Gaza
The MV Saoirse will set sail in the next few days as part of an aid flotilla attempting to breach Israel’s Gaza blockade.
Egypt to open Gaza border crossing permanently from this weekend
Gaza has been under blockade since Hamas took power in 2007; Rafah border crossing opening will give people in Gaza the opportunity to freely enter and exit for first time in four years.
All-woman ship heads from Lebanon to Gaza
An all-female, multi-faith crew of nuns, doctors, lawyers and journalists will sail to Gaza with humanitarian aid this weekend.
EU pressure could have Israel lift aid blockade
The EU’s foreign minister will hear plans to end the blockade on the Palestinian region.