Jeannette Escanilla (Sweden),
first substitute MP for the Left Party of Sweden in the Swedish Parliament
Member of the Council of Uppsala district
Vice Chair of the Committee for Children and Youth in the Council of Uppsala District

“I have for a long time been working for the freedom of Palestine and visited the West Bank several times. In 2012, I was on board the Ship to Gaza vessel Estelle, from Visby to Stockholm. It was a huge privilege to participate in one part of this trip of solidarity in order to break the illegal siege of Gaza.

To have the possibility to join the Women’s Boat to Gaza is important in order to once again, with action, show the international solidarity with Gaza, which is so important for the people of Gaza. It is mainly women and children who are the victims of the siege. I sincerely hope that this time we will succeed. To break the siege is probably the most important step to stop the Israelis’ continuing oppression of the Palestinians.
Solidarity with Gaza! Together it´s possible for us to break the siege!