The lands of Palestine are under occupation. Gaza is under a blockade. Palestinians are facing torture in prisons. Not even women and children are spared. Every day, Israel carries out countless crimes against the Palestinians.
In an attempt to fool the world, Israel allows only certain certified individuals to enter and leave Gaza. Using this as a tool, they expect people to be grateful.
The Gaza Freedom Flotilla set sail to free these people from depending on others to live because this situation was a violation of human honor. Despite Israel's attempts to have the world forget this, the Mavi Marmara - on which ten people were martyred on 31 May 2010 while trying to deliver aid - continues to tour the world as a symbol of justice, peace and freedom.
The Mavi Marmara is a symbol of the long walk it started towards the freedom of oppressed peoples and the liberation of Al-Quds.
As Israel continues to isolate itself due to its crimes, it gradually paves the way to its own demise.
The Mavi Marmara court case which is ongoing in Turkey both represents the punishing of Israel for its crimes against humanity up until today as well as opening the door for similar cases on behalf of Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
This is an important step in breaking down the legal shield which protects Israel and the end to the occupation of Al-Quds. In the face of this joint struggle of humanity and honor, Israel is trying to account for its losses.
On the fourth anniversary of this process, IHH and the Freedom Flotilla will march alongside other organizations including the families of the martys for all of those to contributed aid for the ship, its passengers and our Palestinian friends.