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An interview with David Heap on Gaza's Ark
A new mission vows to challenge the blockade of Gaza by sea following Freedom Flotilla efforts since 2010, and Free Gaza missions preceding Cast-Lead in 2008. Not a Gaza-bound aid convoy this time.
With a crew of Palestinians and international activists on board, Gaza’s Ark will sail from the port of Gaza, carrying Palestinian products to buyers around the world, to defy Israel’s illegal and inhuman blockade.
Gaza’s Ark is rebuilding a cargo vessel that will attempt to open the sea to Palestinian exports to show to the outside world that Palestine is a productive land, while drawing public attention on the 7-year blockade.
David Heap, Gaza’s Ark Steering Committee member, currently in Gaza attending an academic conference was interviewed by CTV News. 20 October 2012.
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.
David Heap, från den kanadensiska organisationen Gaza Ark, ombord Tahrir som tillsammans med ett Irländsk skepp försökte bryta blockaden av Gaza hösten 2011. Hör honom berätta om bordningen, tiden i Israeliskt fängelse och deras nya projekt: att bryta blockaden av Gaza inifrån.
The interwiev is in English here
David Heap is a member of the Gaza’s Ark Campaign steering committee. He was on the Canadian Boat to Gaza “Tahrir” last November when the Israeli navy seized it in international waters. All people on board were detained in an Israeli prison and later deported to their respective countries.
David speaks on Co-op radio 102.7 FM, Politics Re-spun, in Vancouver of our new international project, Palestinian participation and the commitment to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza while attempting to sail out of Gaza with Palestinian goods for exports.