Dozens of boats sailed through Amsterdam’s canals to show support for Israel and call for the immediate release of the more than 240 people hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
Three Israelis participated in the “Freedom Fleet” in Amsterdam, all of whom lost family members in the Hamas attacks on October 7. They are in the Netherlands to urge the International Criminal Court to investigate Hamas for war crimes
Eyal Waldman (63) and Tali Atias (55) both lost daughters, while Avi Zakuto (24) lost her father. Zakuto, with tears in her eyes, recounts her father’s story as the boat sails along the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.
The “Freedom Fleet” aims to draw attention to the plight of Israeli hostages.
According to the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, about sixty boats participated, from the Prinsengracht canal to the Amsterdam City Hall. Sixty sympathizers, many with Israeli flags, stood there, including journalist Frits Barend and candidate Member of Parliament Diederik Boomsma (NSC).