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25 October 2012. Full press conference by Jim Manly at the Vancouver airport on his way home to Nanaimo. Jim was one of 30 crew members of the Ship to Gaza Estelle who were hijacked by the Israeli navy in international waters while attempting to reach Gaza. He was detained by the Israeli army for 4 days before being deported back to Canada. Israel imposes an illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip virtually imprisoning 1.6 million Palestinians.
Jim Manly arrived in Vancouver to give a press conference about his experience on the Estelle and in an Israeli detention centre. I was accompanied by his wife Eva and surrounded by friends and media.
Here are some photos
BY CHARLOTTE KATES
JULY 19, 2012
On our second day in Gaza, we spent the day with the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), an independent, grassroots Palestinian organization that operates in both Gaza and the West Bank, organizing Palestinian farmers and engaging in programs to support Palestinian farmers’ and agricultural workers’ steadfastness, independence and resistance to occupation. Palestinian agricultural workers are on the front lines in confronting occupation – their existence and continued presence on their land is a deep and abiding resistance.