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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.