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Voice of Palestine: Interview with Jim and Eva Manly on capture of the Estelle

October 29, 2012

Voice of Palestine features a wide-ranging interview with Jim Manly from Nanaimo, BC, who just returned from his dramatic experience aboard the Gaza-bound aid ship, Estelle. Jim, a former MP and retired United Church minister, detailed his ordeal. The interview was also extended to Jim’s wife, Eva, who participated in the Pilgrimage of Solidarity to Palestine in spring, 2012.

Listen to full interview: http://www.voiceofpalestine.ca/AudioFiles/VOP_Oct29_2012_32kbps.mp3

Messages of support for Jim Manly


Soon after it was announced that Jim Manly had accepted to be on the Ship to Gaza Estelle attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, there has been an outpour of support for Jim. A large number of e-mails have been arriving wishing well to Jim on his journey.

Here is a short selection of those messages from a diverse group of people expressing all sorts of emotions, surprise, happiness, caution, celebration, but all with words of encouragement.

Jim’s wife, Eva, has been filing these e-mails but she decided that it is a tribute to Jim, and the Palestinians he attempted to help, to make these messages public.

We, at Gaza’s Ark, would like to add that these messages are a tribute to both Jim and Eva and all their work for the liberation of all Palestinians, in particular those virtually imprisoned in the Gaza Strip by a cruel and inhuman blockade.


Statement delivered by Jim Manly at press conference


Vancouver, Oct 3, 2012

Jim Manly delivering statement – at his side wife Eva Manly. Photo: np

I look forward to joining the Estelle on its voyage from Naples to Gaza and I am aware of my responsibility as the only Canadian on this international crew of volunteers.

We want to bring a message of solidarity for the Palestinians of Gaza and to remind them that they are not alone in the struggle.While we will be carrying a cargo of humanitarian aid, the basic goal of our trip is to continue pressuring the Israeli government to lift the blockade of Gaza. International aid is not a solution but a symptom of the problem whereby Israel keeps Gaza from developing its own economy.

We are firmly committed to non-violent resistance but the movement behind the Freedom flotilla will not quit until the Israelis lift the blockade.