Messina, Italy – At 8am today, the community of Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva as they docked following their voyage from Ajaccio, France.

Zaytouna-Oliva is scheduled to leave Messina next week for Gaza, Palestine.

Lucia Intruglio, our local organizer in Messina noted that: “We have been waiting eagerly for our sisters to arrive and have a variety of activities to celebrate their mission.” During their stay, the women will participate in non-violence training and meet with citizens, student groups and the Mayor of Messina, but Intruglio also insisted that: “the participants will get plenty of rest, as we know that it is a long difficult journey and we want them to leave Messina refreshed for this important next leg.”