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An interview with James Godfrey who is a member of the international steering committee of Gaza’s Ark from Australia
An attempt to revitalise trade and cultivate a way for the people in Gaza to export their goods and make something for themselves is being led by an international effort called the Gaza Ark.
The project will see ship builders in the district purchase and refurbish a ship which can be loaded up with locally manufactured goods to export.
In recent history, Israel – who controls the air space over, the borders on the land and the sea around the Gaza Strip – has effectively cut off Gaza from the outside world meaning the majority of the country rely on United Nations relief.
IMPOVERISHED Palestinians living under the Gaza blockade are planning to build a vessel that will trade at ports on the Mediterranean as early as Christmas.
An international collective is backing the plans, with at least two Sydney residents helping to plan and fund a project called “Gaza’s Ark”.