Gaza’s Ark gets help from an old bus!

logo for mailing to listOnce again we would like to say a huge thank you for the very generous donations that came in after our last fundraising appeal. In particular we would like to thank those who have funded almost the entire cost of the generator as well as the cost of all the letters to be painted on Gaza's Ark. We will circulate pictures of the name being painted on the port, starboard and stern of the boat as soon as this has been completed.

Video: Eva Bartlett on Gaza in Crisis – An Eyewitness Report

This is a video of a talk Eva gave a few weeks ago in Austin, with big thanks to Jeffry Zavala [ZGraphix http://zgraphix.org] who filmed and edited the talk and put it out there. Link re the Amira Hass reference. Link re IOF attacks even as far as 2 km from border. Link re the remotely-operated machine-gun towers. Link to Farmers routinely under Israeli army fire.

Israel Refuses to Let Gaza Athlete Run in Bethlehem Marathon

by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

The Bethlehem marathon will host hundreds of runners from around the world in the ancient West Bank city next Friday, with one omission: The Palestinian Authority's top runner, who happens to reside in the Gaza Strip.

Long-distance runner, Nader Al Masri, Gaza, May 6 2011, Photo by Reuters
Long-distance runner, Nader Al Masri, Gaza, May 6 2011, Photo by Reuters

Israeli Military Vehicles ‘Enter Gaza,’ Warships Fire at Fishermen

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several Israeli military vehicles entered the Southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday, witnesses said.

Locals said six military vehicles entered Gaza East of al-Qarara. No shooting was reported, Ma'an reported.

Separately, Israeli warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Northern Gaza City, causing damages to one fishing boat.

A fisherman said that an Israeli naval squadron fired at Palestinian boats near the al-Sudaniyya neighborhood. No injuries were reported.

U.N. decries dire Gaza conditions, calls for action

By Mohamed Maged, Monday, April 07, 2014

James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

GAZA CITY – James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

At a Monday press conference near the Israel-Gaza Karni border crossing – closed by Israel for the last ten years – Rawley said Gaza's humanitarian situation continued to worsen despite ongoing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

‘This is Also Gaza’: Art Show Opens Window on Palestine

Gaza/Palestine News Network

A new exhibition of paintings and photography by artists in Gaza opens at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on Friday, April 11, before touring Ireland for the next few months, Gaza Action Ireland said in a press release Thursday.

'Windows Into Gaza' is curated by well-known Irish painter Felim Egan, who made the difficult journey to Gaza last year in order to meet artists in the besieged Palestinian territory.

Army Infiltrates Gaza Borders, Orders Jordan Valley Families Out of Homes

by Chris Carlson - International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

Israeli army vehicles, Thursday, infiltrated Gaza borders and went nearly 200 meters into the eastern part of Rafah, south of Gaza, according to media sources.

Sources said that seven military vehicles, including three bulldozers and four tanks, entered the borders to the east of Rafah and razed an agricultural area amid gunfire.

Besieged Gazans are the world’s forgotten people

Tensions between Gaza and Israel are mounting once again. There have been Israeli air strikes and Islamic Jihad rockets, and Israel recently claimed that it had intercepted a Gaza-bound missiles shipment, though the claim seemed rather implausible.

It also said it had uncovered what it described as the “most advanced” tunnel into Israel from Gaza which could have been used to mount attacks. On the other side of Gaza’s hermetically sealed boundaries, Egypt claimed to have destroyed a mind-boggling 1,370 smuggling tunnels.

Gaza warns of Israeli settlement plans in Al-Quds

By Ola Attalah, Wednesday, April 02, 2014

GAZA CITY – The Gaza Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs on Wednesday warned of Israeli plans to build new Jewish-only settlements in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem).

"Tenders issued for the construction of 708 settlement units are part of Israel's plans to Judaize the holy city," the ministry said in a statement.

Support Palestinian Producers Exporting from Gaza

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You can share in the voyage to challenge the blockade by purchasing Palestinian export goods from Gaza.

Now that the refurbishment of Gaza’s Ark is almost complete, our focus is shifting towards facilitating sales contracts for Palestinian products that will be exported when we sail against the blockade. By purchasing Palestinian exports from Gaza, buyers around the world can bring critically-needed public attention to the blockade while supporting Palestinian producers in Gaza.