SHAH ALAM, OCT 7: KEADILAN has urged the Israeli government to release the 13 women activists on the Zaytouna-Oliva on humanitarian grounds unconditionally and immediately.
KEADILAN President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Israel is also urged to stop the sanction imposed on Gaza.
“We must all condemn the hijacking of the Zautouna-Oliva by the Israelis.
The unarmed ship was carrying women activists including Dr Fauziah Mohamad Hasan of Malaysia on a “Women’s Boat to Gaza” (WBG) for a peacekeeping and humanitarian mission to force the Israeli government to stop the blockade of Gaza,” she said in a statement.
At the same time, Wan Azizah urged Wisma Putra to intensify efforts to secure the release and repatriation Dr Fauziah.
The media has reported that two members of the WBG humanitarian mission who were detained by Israel forces on Saturday have been freed.
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According to a Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE) spokesman, those freed were Al-Jazeera reporters from the United Kingdom, Mina Marlin, and Harballou Hoda from Russia.
However, Malaysia’s sole representative on the mission, Dr Fauziah is still held at a detention centre near Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv),” she told Bernama.
She said, according to sources from Freedom Flotilla Coalition who started the WBG campaign, human rights lawyers are trying to connect with all members of the mission aboard Zaytouna-Oliva in an effort to free them.
Israeli forces seized the ship with 3 crew members and 10 women activists including Dr Fauziah at 2.58 pm local time on Saturday (9:58 pm Malaysian time).
The ship was headed towards Gaza when Zionist regime arrested and tugged it into Israeli’s Ashdod Port.