2 Canadians detained in Israel, 2 others return to Greece

MONTREAL, June 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Flotilla boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza, remain detained by Israel today. Israeli forces used an electric weapon against at least one crew member during their illegal seizure of the Swedish vessel.  

Ehab Lotayef, a Montreal engineer and writer, and Christian Martel, a retired trade-unionist from Québec, remain on board one of the Flotilla boats. They are still at sea, returning towards Greek waters. Lotayef says: "We are proud of everyone who participated in Freedom Flotilla III, whatever their role. Now we are focusing on future Flotilla to continue to challenge the blockade of Gaza until it ends completely and Palestinians regain their full rights."


SOURCE Freedom Flotilla Coalition

For further information: Ehab Lotayef, +88 (21) 66 64 64 75 (satellite phone) or +306948280698 (mobile); David Heap (English, français): 519 859 3579david.heap@gmail.com Spokesperson for the Flotilla in Canada; Zoe Blunt zoeblunt@gmail.com 250 813 3569 spokesperson for Kevin Neish; Richard Day richard.day@queensu.ca613 217 5867 spokesperson for Robert Lovelace


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