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Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva

September 23, 2016

For Immediate Release

23 September 2016

Media Contacts:
In Canada please contact:

Sandra Ruch: +1-416-716-4010

Irene Macinnes: +1-778-870-2448

Messina, Italy – This morning the community of Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva as they arrived following their voyage from Ajaccio, France. The sailing boat will leave Messina when? for its final destination, the shores of Gaza.

Lucio Intruglio, the local organizer in Messina noted “we have been waiting eagerly for our sisters to arrive and have a variety of activities to celebrate their mission.” During their stay at Messina, the women will participate in a nonviolence training and have a chance to meet with citizens, student groups and the mayor of Messina. Intruglio adds “but we will also be sure they get plenty of rest. We know that it is a long difficult journey and we want them to leave Messina refreshed for this important next leg.”

The Women’s Boat to Gaza is an initiative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition composed of civil society organizations and campaigns from more than a dozen countries. For more information, visit

WBG Media Committee

For more information contact:
Sandra Ruch
Canada Boat to Gaza
Phone: 4167164010
Cell: 4167164010

Irene Macinnes
Steering committee
Canada Boat to Gaza
Phone: +1-778-870-2448
Cell: +1-778-870-2448

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