A group comprised of about 50 internationals is sailing to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to visit the most densely populated area in the world.
A member of the group, Greta Berlin:
"We tried to enter
We must do everything we can to bring to the world's attention to the fact that Israel's military blockade is causing death to the people of Gaza.
'According to international law, the waters of Gaza for all 40 kilometers of its coast belong to the Palestinians, and Israel has no right to control those waters. Even the Oslo agreements state that the coast of Gaza belongs to the people who live there.'
One of the internationals embarking on the trip is Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor who recently gave a lecture at UCI during the MSU's "Holocaust Memorial Week."
The week was dedicated to the remembrance of the many Holocausts that have occured throughout history. Hedy Epstein enlightened us about the European Holocaust, Imam Abdel Aleem Musa lectured on the African Holocaust, and Professor Ward Churchill ended the week discussing the American Holocaust.