Freedom Coalition: No request from Fatah to participate in Flotilla

[ 22/04/2011 – 02:13 PM ]

LONDON, (PIC)– The Freedom Coalition has denied Thursday it received any request from Fatah faction to participate in the Freedom Flotilla 2 that it plans to send to Gaza next month.

A spokesman of the Coalition said to the Quds Press that his group didn’t receive any request from Fatah faction in this regard, opining that the fact Fatah was willing to partake in the Flotilla indicates that the movement started to correct its position regarding the Flotilla.

In the past Fatah Movement undermined and described the Freedom Flotilla 1 that sailed to Gaza last year but blocked by the Israeli occupation as “ridiculous game”.

Fatah leader Nabil Sha’ath expressed his Movement’s willingness to participate in the Flotilla, and that his Movement was supporting any popular or international action that aims to lift the siege on Gaza.

For his part, Rami Abdo, member of the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza, which is part of the Freedom Coalition organizing the Flotilla, said that there was an internal decision in the coalition to remain at equal distance from all Palestinian factions in order not to give the Israeli occupation any room to give the Flotilla any political color.

“We just couldn’t open the door for any Palestinian faction to join the Flotilla because we don’t want the Flotilla to be used by any one of them as we have humanitarian objectives and we are very glad that our efforts now gain the blessing of all Palestinian factions,” Abdo added in an interview with the Quds Press Thursday.

Around 1000 participants from all over the world motivated by their support to the Palestinian people were expected to join the Flotilla, Abdo pointed out.


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