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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Civil Peace Service to monitor human rights in Gaza waters

Wafa– Civil Peace Service - Gaza (CPSGAZA) Wednesday launched the international boat, Olivia, to monitor human rights in Gaza waters, according to activist Ruqaia Samrai.

She told WAFA that a group of international and Palestinian activists launched the boat Olivia as the first official mission in Gaza waters to document Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen.

She said Gaza fishermen “need protection and help to fish and feed their”

Samrai insisted that the main mission of Olivia is to monitor the Israeli violations, stressing that they will also protect Palestinian fishermen and help them.

CPSGAZA crew, which consists of citizens from Spain, U.S., Italy and Belgium, will accompany Gaza’s fishermen to monitor and document the Israeli violations of international law.

International Olivia boat project was announced April during the Bilin Sixth International Conference for Popular Resistance with support from international and Palestinian organizations. Read more