Category Archives: Our supporters

Noam Chomsky: The significance of Gaza’s Ark and how it differs from previous Flotilla efforts

Women and children in Palestine: ABC radio interview with Dr. Mona El-Farra

A Palestinian doctor and human rights advocate updates us on the situation for women and children in the Gaza strip – Michael in Gaza-Day 1the most populated strip of land in the world, where at least 80 per cent of the population depends on external assistance. Dr El-Farra is using play as a means of helping women and children alleviate stress, and address health problems.

Dr. El-Farra works with the Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip and the Middle East Children's Alliance: she is also an Advisory Committee member for Gaza's Ark.

Broadcast Tuesday 23 July 2013 10:20PM Sydney (Australia) time, on ABC radio:

Podcast now available here. Interview starts at the 36 min mark.

From a supporter of Gaza’s Ark

“To honor my Dad, John E. Frank, a NYC firefighter of 33 years, I donate for the onboard fire-fighting system. Please folks, also support the Gazas' Ark communications systems. If FDNY had had sufficient  radio systems on 9/11, many who died in WTC towers would be alive today.”

Linda Frank

Vandana Shiva to the women of Gaza

Vandana Shiva – Philosopher, physicist, environmental and seed sovereignty activist, ecofeminist and anti-globalization author.

Vandana Shiva was in attendance at Terra Futura (

Terra Futura is a unique annual conference-exhibition that brings together civil society institutions and businesses engaged in building a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Alice Walker supports Gaza’s Ark

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker commented regarding Gaza's Ark: "What, among the many things I love about humans, is my favorite? That they don’t give up. Second, that they’re creative, stubborn, often very funny. Now these particular humans want to build a boat inside Gaza, pack it with stuff made by Gazans, and sail it out into the world, carrying exports for trade! Truly, with huevos y ovarios* of this magnitude, we (humanity) will never be defeated."

Alice Walker

*Having "huevos" is a traditional Hispanic way of saying someone, (usually a man) has "balls" i.e. guts or courage. This more recent usage (having "balls" & ovaries) tries to balance the gender reference to be more inclusive.

Video: Daughter of Che Guevara supports Gaza’s Ark

Cuban pediatrician Dr. Aleida Guevara, daughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, opposes blockades and calls for support of Gaza's Ark and the Freedom Flotilla, in solidarity with Palestinians of Gaza.

Gaza’s Ark supporter Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire at Nobel Women’s Initiative meeting

Ann Wright and Chris Jones attended the Nobel Women's Initiative meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last May. There they got a ratification of her ongoing support for Gaza's Ark from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire.

Ann at Nobel laureate May2013

Video: Team South Africa Gaza 2013

Published on Apr 3, 2013

Team South Africa Gaza consists of a group of 37 South Africans who will be going to Gaza for 7 days to show support and solidarity to those living in Palestine, suffering under Occupation of the Jewish Military. As South African's this trip holds special significance as we know first hand the cruelties of Apartheid and through this trip we aim to show support as Muslim and also as South Africans.

Letter of support from Unions in Gaza

Letter of support from PGFTU

PGFTU support Gaza’s Ark

Dear friends,

I am happy to inform you that the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions supports your superb initiative to break the unjust blockade of Gaza.  I would like to let you know that we are ready to cooperate with you to make your initiative a success.  We have previously met with Dr. Haidar Eid and Mr. Mahfouz Kabariti and expressed our availability to participate in making it successful.

Please let us know what is required of us and we will work tirelessly with you till it materializes with God's will.

Warm regards

Elias El-Jilda

Member of the PGFTU executive committee in Gaza

Executive members of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions in Gaza, with Mahfouz Kabariti and David Heap, of Gaza's Ark (October 2012)