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Humanitarian crisis continues for Palestinians, Gaza’s Ark gets ready to set sail

DECEMBER 16, 2013

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Photo: Gaza's Ark

 

 

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"We don’t expect to have an easy ride out of Gaza," says Ehab Lotayef, a Montreal based spokesperson for the Gaza’s Ark international campaign.

Gaza's Ark is preparing afreshly renovated cargo vessel bearing non-perishable Palestinian products to leave the port of Gaza this spring. Gaza's Ark will attempt to get past the Israeli led blockade for the open sea in the eastern Mediterranean for foreign markets.

Gaza’s own ark will export Palestinian goods

by Dr Sarah Marusek

Friday, 30 August 2013 16:18

MEMO article arkIn 2007, Israel strengthened its occupation of Palestine by placing the Gaza Strip under a siege, restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the enclave.

Ehab Lotayef on Egypt, Palestine and the Gaza’s Ark

Posted on Voice of Palestine.

This week Voice of Palestine talks with Ehab Lotayef, an Egyptian Canadian activist and poet from Montreal. Ehab discusses the situation in Egypt including the detention of the two Canadians by the Egyptian military, as well as updating us on the progress of the Gaza’s Ark project. He concludes the segment with a rendition of his new poem “State of Emergency” in both Arabic and English.

Our final music is by the late Egyptian singer Sheik Imam, Egypt Rise Up, and it was dedicated to the Arab people as they struggle against all the U.S.-led conspiracies to manipulate and oppress them and their resources.

Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer or stream it from our YouTube channel:

Gaza’s Ark is different

Practically doneby Ehab Lotayef

November 2011: Two boats sail out of Turkey quietly heading to Gaza: the Tahrir and the Saoirse. Once in international waters they announce their destination and their challenge to the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza. The two boats are attacked, boarded and seized by the Israeli Navy in international waters, just 45 nautical miles from Gaza.

October 2012: After a four-month trip in solidarity with the people of Gaza and against the Israeli blockade imposed on the tiny coastal strip, a trip during which it spread awareness and gathered public support in numerous European ports, the sailing vessel Estelle is attacked, boarded and seized by the Israeli Navy. It too, was in international waters, in this case 38 nautical miles from the port of Gaza.

Ehab Lotayef interviewed about Gaza’s Ark

A radio interview with Gaza's Ark Steering Committee member Ehab Lotayef. He speaks of recent purchase of boat in Gaza and refurbishing efforts. Gaza's Ark is getting ready to sail with Palestinian products on board for export.

MP3 File:

http://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/download/69003/76508/89294/?url=http://www.radio4all.net/files/anonymous@radio4all.net/16-1-GazasArkPurchased.mp3

Gaza’s Ark is Different

8 June 2013 

Gaza Ark: (Photo: Asmaa Seba/supplied)
Gaza Ark: (Photo: Asmaa Seba/supplied)

By Ehab Lotayef – Montreal

November 2011: Two boats sail out of Turkey quietly heading to Gaza: the Tahrir and the Saoirse. Once in international waters they announce their destination and their challenge to the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza. The two boats are attacked, boarded and seized by the Israeli Navy in international waters, just 45 nautical miles from Gaza.

David Heap and Ehab Lotayef on Voice of Palestine

Photo: Chris Jones

David Heap and Ehab Lotayef interviewed on Voice of Palestine by Hanna Kawas

This week we talk with the two spokespersons for Gaza’s Ark here in Canada, David Heap and Ehab Lotayef, who update us on the project and what people here can do to help. We reached David in Italy where he is promoting the Ark project and then spoke with Ehab in Montreal.

Our final piece of music is by Lebanese singer Marcel Khalife, Walking Tall, and we dedicate it to the proud Gazan people who continue to walk tall and resist the Israeli occupation until they are able to live free and with dignity.

Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer:

Gaza’s Ark at the WSF 2013 – Photo display

Gaza's Ark was represented at the World Social Forum in Tunis from 26-30 March 2013. David Heap, Ehab Lotayef and Ann Wright from the Steering Committee presented Gaza's Ark and explained the mission that will attempt to break the Israeli blockade by sailing from Gaza while supporting Palestinian fishers and producers. See Mission Statement.

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Lotayef: breaking the blockade of Gaza will be an important victory

Ehab Lotayef speaking in Brasil

[In Portuguese]

http://www.sedufsm.org.br/index.php?secao=noticias&id=1677

O que existiria no Oriente Médio não seria uma guerra entre palestinos e israelenses, mas sim, um conflito entre uma população que resiste contra uma ocupação militar, no caso, dos israelenses, que o fazem de forma ilegal e ilegítima. Enquanto isso não for resolvido, enquanto não houver o cumprimento das resoluções da ONU e de tratados internacionais, a paz não será possível. “A paz só existirá quando houver justiça social”, destacou a jornalista Baby Siqueira Abrão, correspondente do jornal “Brasil de Fato”, no Oriente Médio.

Ehab Lotayef interviewed about attack on Gaza

 

On CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor, ON

On the line from Montreal was Ehab Lotayef, a prominent activist for the cause of the Palestinian people. He is a respected social justice advocate in Montreal, is a poet and playwright, and has intimate knowledge of the suffering of the Palestinian people; especially those in Gaza. He is also an organizer of Gaza’s Ark that will, with “a crew of internationals and Palestinians[,] … sail … out of Gaza, the only Mediterranean port closed to shipping, carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with international buyers, to challenge the illegal and inhuman Israeli blockade.”