Release: Sailing the winds of freedom with kids from Gaza

Friday, November 29, 2013 
 
-for immediate release –
 
Sailing the winds of freedom with kids from Gaza 
 
Contacts in Gaza : 
Mahfouz Kabariti (العربية, English) +970 599 745666  kabariti80@hotmail.com
Heba Hayek: +972599927028  HEBA_HAYEK@yahoo.com 
 
International contacts:
David Heap (English, français, español) +1 519 859 3579   david.heap@gmail.com
Ehab Lotayef (English, Arabic)  +1 514 941 9792                   lotayef@gmail.com
For additional contacts, see: http://www.gazaark.org/contact-us/
 
Hundreds of Palestinian children will be launching mini-Arks from the port of Gaza out to sea (www.gazaark.org/2013/10/26/sponsor-a-mini-ark-now). The event begins at 12:30PM Gaza Time, on Saturday November 30th, in the Port of Gaza, near Gaza's Ark. 
 
The effects of the blockade on children in Gaza will be described by speakers representing different civil society organizations in Gaza. This mini-Ark action focuses attention to the devastating conditions for children living inside the Gaza Strip, as fuel to run their basic needs and other essentials have been denied to them. Baroness Jenny Tonge writes from Westminster, U.K. “The children of Gaza are trapped in a horrible and life threatening situation through no fault of their own. They do not have enough food, the water is undrinkable and they wade through sewage to and from school, now that the sewage pumps no longer work, due to the mean and cruel actions of the Israeli government.”
 
U.S. playwright Naomi Wallace adds: “As historian Howard Zinn noted, All wars are wars against children. The Mini Arks are sailing to honor the rights of children, that they may live in peace and safety.  May the strong winds of justice fill their sails.”  Gaza's Ark and our supporters around the world stand with the children of Gaza today and as long as it takes to end the blockade.
 
The mini-Arks initiative is supported by a growing number of Palestinian organizations:
 
Al Amal Institute for orphans – https://www.facebook.com/Alamal.for.orphans
Rehabilitation and development program for women – https://www.facebook.com/rdpwgaza
Dr. Haider abed el Shafi Center for Training – https://www.facebook.com/htcgaza
Society and Family development association – https://www.facebook.com/tanmia.pal
For Palestine children ( Atfal Palestine) – https://www.facebook.com/atfalpal
Al Qalaa center for training and development – https://www.facebook.com/alqlaa.Center
Zahrat E-Tfoola
National agency for family care
Afaaq Jadida (New Horizons)
Palestinian Women’s Union (PWU)
 
More background info at www.GazaArk.org/faq or email info@gazaark.org
 
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