On May 31, 2010, a six-boat flotilla, carrying more than 700 civilians from almost 40 countries seeking to bring humanitarian and rebuilding supplies to the Gaza Strip as well as to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, was overtaken by Israeli commandos in international waters. Nine passengers were killed, including Furkan Doğan, a U.S. citizen.
The underlying blockade and the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla both constitute serious violations of international law. Through advocacy, legal analysis and educational materials, and Freedom of Information Act requests and litigation, CCR continues to seek information regarding these breaches of international law, answers about the U.S. role in and knowledge of the attack and its position vis-à-vis the continued blockade, and an end to the illegal policies and practices that result in the “collective punishment” of the people of Gaza and attacks on civilians seeking to assist Palestinians in Gaza.
See the CCR v. Department of Defense case page for documents regarding our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit and the thousands of pages of documents we have received from the various U.S. agencies and departments about the U.S. knowledge of, and response to, the attack on the flotilla.
- Sign the petition for a U.S. investigation into Furkan Doğan’s Killing
- End the Blockade of Gaza, Justice for Flotilla Passengers
- Protect the Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Write to Obama and Call the State Department
- CCR May 16, 2013 Letter to Obama Re: U.S. Response to the Killing of U.S. Citizen Furkan Doğan by Israeli Defense Forces
- CCR Statement Condemning Israeli attack, 31 May 2010
- NGOs gathered in Kampala for ICC Review Conference Call for End to Impunity, 1 June 2010
- CCR Open Letter to State Department Regarding U.S. Stolen Property and Protection of Evidence, 17 June 2010
- U.S. Should Not Condone Israeli Attack Michael Ratner, June 15, 2010
- When a foreign military shoots a U.S. human rights defender “at point blank range,” shouldn’t the U.S. investigate? Laura Raymond, May 31, 2013
- Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla: A First-Person Account by Huwaida Arraf
- FIDH Open Letter expressing deep concern about the composition of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry into the Flotilla, and particularly the appointment of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, Aug. 2, 2010
- Guide to the case and overview of documents related to the flotilla
- Guide to documents related to Furkan Doğan and Key documents related to Furkan Doğan
- Guide to documents related to the U.S. Passengers and Key documents related to U.S. Passengers
- Guide to documents related to U.S. actions regarding international organizations & investigations and Key documents related to international investigations
- Guide to documents related to efforts to block flotillas to Gaza and Key documents related to prevention of later flotillas
- Guide to documents related to DOD collaboration with Israel following Gaza Flotilla attack
and Key documents related to the U.S. flagged ship in the flotilla