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‘Maybe it’s better not to dream,’ says Gaza student stopped at border

Malaka Mohammed – Mondoweiss 

154477_10152561512075931_1224109146_nIn Gaza — or the biggest prison, as its people like to call it — one can see signs of frustration and despair in every corner, since leaving or returning is forbidden, except with the permission of either the Egyptians or the Israelis.

‘All we want is to farm our land peacefully’

Civilians in Gaza continue to suffer from Israel’s restrictive buffer zone

By Ghada Snunu

60-year-old Abu Te’mah, a farmer in Gaza, says there are parts of his land he cannot reach, despite Israeli announcements about easing the "buffer zone" after the November 2012 ceasefire. (Photo: Ghada Snunu)

Gaza fishermen left jobless after illegal arrest in Palestinian waters

1st June 2013 | Mondoweiss, Petra Stastna | Gaza, Occupied Palestine

A young Palestinian fisherman was arrested together with his brother within Palestinian waters on 19 May 2013 by the Israeli navy and released the following day. Their boat and all equipment were confiscated by the Israelis, leaving them with no means to make a living. This is another serious blow to the livelihoods of individual Palestinians whose lives depend on fishing, not to mention the whole population, which has been for years subject to siege as collective punishment, illegal under international law.

The interview was facilitated by and took place in the office of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) in Gaza City. Sa’d Zaida, Senior Manager at UAWC, translated from Arabic to English. Editing and titles by the author.

Products from the colonies: Labeling or prohibition?

Emergency Global Actions for Gaza

This is an updating document (begun 11/14/12) compiled from latest available information. 
It is linked/cross-sourced as much as possible.
For additions or corrections tweet @riverdryfilm or @southsouth or @lobna or email southissouth [at] gmail [dot] com 
FRIDAY, 16th November
Aberystwyth (UK) | Aberystwyth University, 6:00 p.m. [link]
Albuquerque (USA) | UNM Bookstore, 5:00 p.m. [link]
Aosta (Italy) | Piazza Chanoux, 9:00 p.m. [link]
Athens (Greece) | Israeli Embassy, 5 p.m. [link]
Asheville (USA) | Vance Monument, 4:30 p.m. [link]
Belfast (Ireland) | International Wall Divis St., 5:30 p.m.
Benghazi (Libya) | Tahrir Square, 4:00 p.m. [link]
Berlin (Germany) | Brandenburger Tor, Pairser Platz 2:30 p.m.
Birmingham (USA) | 1400 University Boulevard, 1:30 p.m. [link]
Boston (USA) | Copley Square, 6:00 p.m. [link]
Bristol (UK) | The Fountains, 5:00 p.m. [link]
Brussels (Belgium) | Place de la Bourse, 4:00 p.m. [link]
Cairo (Egypt) | Mohamed Mahmoud st, 12:30 p.m. [link]
Cairo (Egypt) | Tahrir Square
Cairo (Egypt) | Mosireen (action meeting), 9:00 p.m. [link]
Calgary (Canada) | City Hall, 3:00 p.m. [link]

Hundreds of New Yorkers come out to denounce Israeli aggression on Gaza


Reported by  on November 15, 2012

Close to 1,000 New Yorkers came out in the cold earlier tonight to denounce Israel's escalation against the Gaza Strip. The emergency rally, organized in one day, was put together by a host of Palestine solidarity groups including Adalah-NY, Al-Awda NY, American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine chapters and more. 

The rally was held across the street from the Israeli Consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

Read more and see photos…. 


Worldwide protests against Israeli aggression in Gaza

Mondoweiss gives a long list of protest against Israeli aggression in Gaza all over the world. If you can, join any of these rallies.

if you know of any other protest not listed please let us know at info@gazaark.org

Here is a video of one we could capture in Vancouver, Canada. 

New campaign challenges blockade a year after Greece blocked flotilla to Gaza


by David Heap and Ehab Lotayef on July 26, 2012


Fisherman from Gaza risking Israeli attack return to port, 2011. (Photo: Furlong/Getty Images)

One year after the Greek government bowed to pressure and enforced the outsourced Israeli blockade of Gaza, the international movement to challenge the blockade is still very much afloat: we may change our tactics, but not our objectives. Our new campaign to challenge the blockade from the inside out emphasizes the fundamental importance of freedom of movement for Palestinians.

On July 4, 2011 the Canadian boat Tahrir left the port of Aghios Nikolaos (in Crete, Greece) bound for Gaza. After days of waiting for official clearance in the face of increasing bureaucratic and political obstacles, we decided to defy a Greek government ban on Freedom Flotilla departures and simply cast off. There were more than 40 people on board the Tahrir: a wide range of delegates from Australia, Belgium, Denmark and Canada as well as journalists from various countries. Our Greek captain and crew had been replaced for the occasion by volunteers– we were lucky to have among us delegates with professional maritime experience, from engineers to ship’s officers.