In the port of Palermo, Sicily, I had the opportunity to speak with two Palestinian passengers of the Freedom Flotilla.
Youssef was born outside of Palestine after his grandparents fled to Lebanon in 1948. Youssef’s father was born on the trail to Lebanon, as his family fled the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist forces.
Awni and Youssef spent weeks on the Freedom Flotilla and talked to me about their longing to return to their homeland in conditions of peace and justice.
Our discussion can be seen here: