Despite pressure from Israel upon the Greek government to stop the flotilla II from setting sail from Greek ports, in the press conference today activists from around the world, including parliamentary members, authors and other notables, declared their intention to continue their attempts to support the people of Palestine by brining aid and opening up the Gazan port to international sea traffic.
Israeli born Swedish musician Dror Feiler taking part in the flotilla for a second time after last year's flotilla that was raided by the IDF, sent a message to Israel reminding them that there are two ways to respond to the trauma of past history. There are those, he said, who look upon the horror of the past and vow to never let it happen to themselves again. And there are those who look upon the horror of the past and vow to never let it happen to ANYONE again. Quoting Samuel Beckett, he insisted that all the mechanisms of the Israeli government will not deaden the determination and will of those in the fleet to make the journey to Gaza:
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
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