Category Archives: Call to action

El Wafa Hospital in Gaza threatened to be bombed by Israel

El-Wafa hospital-GazaCall to action – Media: Contact for internationals below

International activists remain in Gaza hospital threatened by Israeli missiles

Received by phone: 

"The Israelis called El Wafa hospital and told them to evacuate before the morning. They will not, and we are going there now. Please spread to the media."
 
(more context below in earlier press release + contact numbers for different languages). 

Video: A call from Gaza for May 31- Break the siege!

Break the siege: May 31 A video call from Gaza (English subtitles)

Remember the Mavi. Support the Ark!

Four years ago, six boats set off from various ports around the Mediterranean with the goal of breaking Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza. There would have been more if some boats hadn’t been sabotaged. Six hundred passengers from many different countries were united in their determination to help free a people who have lived under Occupation for over 40 years, with all the misery that that entails. While still in international waters, they were boarded in the early morning of 31 May by armed Israeli commandos who came in speed boats, or descended from helicopters overhead, shooting as they went.

Support the children of Gaza at an awareness raising and commemorative event in Bristol

A powerful event for the suffering children of besieged Gaza

Saturday 31st May 3.30 – 5.30pm

Bristol Palestine Centre and Museum

The Arc, 27 Broad St, Bristol, UK



At the beginning of 2009, Israel launched a devastating assault on the civilian population of Gaza, targeting families with children in a barbaric act of ethnic cleansing. The assault left Gaza in ruins, and Israel followed this up with a siege that has prevented the suffering families of Gaza from rebuilding their shattered land, or having enough medical supplies for the sick and injured.

Video: Gaza’s Ark sailing after sabotage

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Petition to the UN


 

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Gaza's Ark Mission Statement

For an end to the blockade of Gaza and for freedom of movement for Palestinians

In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
• do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
• demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
• call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

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In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
♦  do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
♦  demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
♦  call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels  from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

Short list of the early signatories to the petition:


Manifest per a les Nacions Unides

 

Declaración de misión

For an end to the blockade of Gaza and for freedom of movement for Palestinians

In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
• do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
• demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
• call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

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Per la finalització del bloqueig de Gaza i per la llibertat de moviment de la població palestina

Per poder construir un futur en pau, la població palestina ha de disposar de total llibertat de moviment, ha de poder viatjar i comerciar lliurement des de Gaza i cap a ella; i per tota Palestina. Només es podrà aconseguir una pau duradora mitjançant un aixecament complet, permanent i incondicional del bloqueig imposat sobre Gaza i mitjançant la restauració dels drets de la població palestina d'acord amb la legislació internacional.

Fem una crida al Secretari General de les Nacions Unides i als nostres propis governs per tal de:

♦  Fer tot el que estigui al seu abast a fi d'aconseguir que Israel aixequi totes les restriccions sobre la llibertat de moviment i de comerç imposades sobre els palestins, incloent l'autorització perquè l'Arca de Gaza, de propietat internacional, pugui sortir a navegar lliurement des de Gaza sense cap mena d'obstacles;

♦  Exigir a les autoritats israelianes que respectin la totalitat de les aigües territorials de Palestina, incloent el dret dels palestins a la pesca fins a almenys 20 milles nàutiques des de la costa de Gaza, i l'accés segur a totes les seves terres, així com que puguin dur a terme altres activitats pacífiques en la totalitat de la zona econòmica, i que puguin tenir accés lliure a les aigües internacionals, com ho fan altres nacions que disposen de costes;

♦  Demanar la immediata devolució de tots els vaixells capturats per Israel, tant els pesquers palestins de Gaza com tots els vaixells que van navegar en viatges de solidaritat internacional per oposar-se al bloqueig; exigint així, el pagament als seus propietaris d'una compensació econòmica completa incloent els danys per falta d'ús dels vaixells i del seu equipament.

Short list of the early signatories to the petition:

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Gaza's Ark Mission Statement

For an end to the blockade of Gaza and for freedom of movement for Palestinians

In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
• do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
• demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
• call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

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För ett slut på blockaden av Gaza och för palestiniers rätt till fri rörlighet

För att kunna bygga en fredlig framtid måste palestinier åtnjuta full rörelsefrihet. Detta inbegriper rätten att resa och handla via Gazas hamn, liksom fri rörlighet i övriga Palestina. En hållbar fred kan bara uppnås om blockaden av Gaza hävs permanent och då palestiniers mänskliga rättigheter respekteras.

Vi uppmanar FNs Generalsekreterare samt våra regeringar att:

♦  Göra allt som står i deras makt för att förmå Israel att lyfta alla hinder för palestiniers rörelsefrihet och möjligheter till handel, samt att låta den internationellt ägda båten Gaza’s Ark fritt lämna Gazas hamn.

♦   Kräva att israeliska myndigheter respekterar Palestinas territorialvatten, inklusive rätten för palestinier att fiska åtminstone 20 sjömil ut till havs, ha tillgång till all sin mark, att utöva fredliga aktiviteter i hela sin ekonomiska zon, samt att ha fri tillgång till internationellt vatten, så som andra kustnationer har.

♦  Kräva att alla båtar som Israel har beslagtagit återlämnas. Detta gäller såväl palestinska fiskebåtar från Gaza som fartyg från tidigare solidaritetsaktioner som har trotsat blockaden. Dessutom bör ekonomisk kompensation utbetalas till ägarna för förlusten av båtar och utrustning, samt förlorade inkomster för den tid som båtarna varit i beslag.

Short list of the early signatories to the petition:

2014 Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run

SPREAD THE WORD!

Please help us spread the word by doing the following:

Send those emails! 

Once you’ve registered, send a quick email to friends and family asking them to join you. Tell them why this event is so important to you, and it will probably become important for them too. Here’s an UNRWA article if you want to give them the basics about psychological trauma for children in Gaza.

Gaza’s Ark now registered: Needs lettering, generator and more!

logo for mailing to listWe are pleased to announce that we are now in full possession of the Ark! Having paid the final instalment of the boat purchase, in January, we have now registered Gaza’s Ark in the name of our organization. Thank you to everyone who helped to pay the $85,000 for the fishing boat that we are converting into a cargo vessel. Completing the registration was a very special moment for all of us.

Now that we own the boat and it is registered, one of the next tasks is to paint the name on the boat. GAZA’S ARK will be painted on both sides of the boat as well as the back, along with our logo. The letters will be enormous, and will be painted on using stencils. Would you like to sponsor a letter? If so, please see list below.