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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
Vancouver, Oct 3, 2012
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.