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The Gaza solidarity blog

The blog was originally set up for Canadian Boat to Gaza, with the aim of keeping readers informed of fundraising and organizing efforts in support of the 'Tahrir', a Canadian boat that was part of the 'Freedom Waves to Gaza'. Check out the Boat to Gaza's website at http://tahrir.ca. This blog is now following the latest international sea-based mission to free Gaza: Gaza's Ark. Gaza's Ark is trying to break the blockade of Gaza from the inside: by sailing a boat out of Gaza, to international waters. Read about the Ark and how you can help here: http://gazaark.org/
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 2
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish will return to Canada today after their Freedom Flotilla III boat was illegally seized by Israeli forces on Monday.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 29
Canadian Boat to Gaza | As members of the Freedom Flotilla III are illegally detained by Israel, an urgent action is launched encouraging letters to politicians.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 29
Image: Freedom Flotilla Coalition
Freedom Flotilla Coalition | Early Monday morning Gaza time the IDF announced that they had "visited and searched" the Marianne. They had captured the boat and detained all on board.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 27
Ehab Lotayef | Ehab Lotayef is one of four Canadians taking part in the Freedom Flotilla III. This is a poem he wrote about Mavi Marmara.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 26
Photo Credit:  Freedom Flotilla Coalition
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Today, June 27 2015 (4 a.m. in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 23
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Freedom Flotilla III is an international action that is challenging the blockade on Gaza. Follow the progress of the ships.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog May 28
The MV Mari Marmara, part of the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, was boarded by Israeli m
Wendy Goldsmith, Ehab Lotayef | In another attempt to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, a coalition of many groups and organizations around the world are ready to launch Freedom Flotilla III.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog September 1
Canadian Boat to Gaza | An Israeli court issued a verdict in the case by Ship to Gaza Sweden against the Israeli government, regarding the rights to S/V Estelle.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 22
Jane Jewell | Gaza's Ark was destroyed by Israel on July 11. Why was Israel so afraid of our little boat, carrying Palestinian embroidery and boxes of dates, a boat that posed no threat to Israeli security?
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 21
Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126226385@N06/with/14642769551/
Ehab Lotayef | A poem by Gaza's Ark Steering Committee member, Montreal poet, Ehab Lotayef.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 21
The remains of Gaza's Ark beside an undamaged boat.
Ehab Lotayef | On Friday, July 11 Gaza's Ark received a direct hit by a shell fired from an Israeli navel vessel which badly damaged the boat and started a fire on board. The boat was completely destroyed.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 12
Mona El-Farra | Dr. Mona El-Farra, a member of the Gaza's Ark advisory committee, shares an update from the 4th day of Israel's assault on Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 11
Canadian Peace Alliance | In communities across Canada, people will take to the streets to oppose Israel's violations of international law.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 11
Gaza's Ark | During an attack on the port of Gaza, the area came under fire from the Israeli Occupation forces. At about 2:00 am local time Gaza’s Ark caught fire.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 9
Source: https://twitter.com/GazaArk/status/486892659437359104/photo/1
Gaza's Ark, Mona El-Farra | Dr. Mona El-Farra (Gaza's Ark Advisory Committee member) shares an eyewitness report on the attacks and their effects.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 9
Gaza's Ark | Economic strangulation is as deadly for Gaza as the renewed Israeli bombings. Gaza's Ark intend to change that by breaking the siege from within.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 22
Photo: http://www.gazaark.org/
Jane Jewell | Gaza's Ark was set to sail when it was sabotaged. Organizers are calling for international support to repair the Ark.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog January 2
TheCanadianBoatGaza | In 2014, working with partners in Palestine, Australia, Canada, South Africa, USA and across Europe, Gaza's Ark will sail across the Mediterranean Sea carrying Palestinian export goods to sell.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog December 24
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Responsible and ethical holiday shopping: Consider joining the boycott of SodaStream to help promote a just peace for Palestine and Israel
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog November 27
Canadian Boat to Gaza | On November 30, hundreds of Palestinian children will be reaching out to the world from the confines of the ever-tightening Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog December 6
John Turnbull | Show Stephen Harper who pays the price for Israel's military subjugation of Palestine and our government's self-assured bumbling at the UN.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 22
Paul Manly | My parents concern is with all Palestinians and with the courageous Israeli Jews who work with them for justice.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 22
Noam Chomsky | The people on the boat should be honoured and respected for their courage and commitment and for undertaking a brave and important effort to break the siege, the criminal siege.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 21
Canadian Boat to Gaza | "We call on all governments to increase pressure on the Israeli government to ensure the Estelle crew are treated with dignity, and release immediately."
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 20
Eva Manly | Where did the journey begin that led to my husband, former NDP MP Jim Manly, accepting the invitation to be the Canadian on board the Estelle, the Freedom Flotilla boat sailing for Gaza?
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 19
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Yonatan Shapira, who had been a combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and refused to take part in the bombing of Palestinian cities, has arrived on board the Swedish boat “Estelle.”
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 19
Canadian Boat to Gaza | We received a message from the Finnish foreign department (the Estelle is sailing under a Finnish flag), that their Israeli counterpart informed them that the Estelle will be boarded.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 18
David Heap | like the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, our movement is not deterred by the violence of those who oppose us: we continue to return because our belief in civil rights demands no less.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 17
Former MP Jim Manly is second from the right here, on board the Estelle. (Photo:
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The Estelle carries a cargo of aid to the Israeli blockaded Palestinian population of Gaza, but above all it is carrying a cargo of solidarity.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog October 4
Jim Manly | Jim Manly made this statement at Vancouver International Airport yesterday. "It is time for Canadian politicians and the Canadian people to speak up against this illegal and inhuman blockade."

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