Submitted by Shahd Abusalama on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:43
I wrote this five days after Vittorio Arrigoni was murdered. I was still under shock. After a year from his departure, I still find it difficult to accept that he’s dead. But what I know for sure is that he’ll be remembered forever and his soul is always with us inspiring us and pushing us forward.
As the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla, made up of some 10 ships carrying 1,000 activists from 20 countries, gets ready to sail for the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli authorities are stepping up their threats.
Final preparations are underway for the next big flotilla to Gaza, which is scheduled to occur in late June. The US Boat to Gaza will take part in the largest planned fleet yet, with an estimated 1,000 passengers from an array of countries collaborating to break Israel’s blockade.