On May 14, 2010, the MV Rachel Corrie pulled out of the docks in Ireland and began her long journey down the coast of Europe to the Mediterranean. She is named after the 23 year old American, Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer as she was protecting the home of a Palestinian doctor. She will join seven other vessels in the Mediterranean and sail to Gaza to deliver vitally needed construction, medical and school supplies to the imprisoned population of Gaza.
“Sailing to say….. you are not alone”
• Take two minutes to watch a video telling about the purpose of their trip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKaAWwgo8BY&feature=related
• And another three minutes to watch a video of the launch and the material aid they are taking to Gaza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkNmwohwSeE
• And a four-minute video of an interview with Rachel Corrie, on March 14, 2003, two days before Israeli Defense Forces killed her with a bulldozer that was demolishing another Palestinian home. The really sad part of watching this interview is that NOTHING HAS CHANGED in the seven years since her death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3JI-axaRF4&feature=related
Another three and a half minutes to see what materials are being denied under Israel's blockade of Gaza: http://www.youtube.com/gazafriends#p/a/u/0/o2s_v-DHv0Y
Check out their web site to follow the progress – Israel apparently is planning to prevent the ship from breaking the blockade with these supplies. http://www.freegaza.org/