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Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 03/03/2014 to Electronic Intifada
We are pleased to announce that Gaza's Ark is now back in the water*, having had its hull thoroughly cleaned, overhauled and painted. Well done to the boat building team in Gaza!
You can see photos in our photo album and the video below.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip harvest olives during the month of October. Several years ago, a large amount of land was planted with olive trees. They were completely destroyed by Israeli bulldozers, and Palestinians were prevented from replanting them by the so-called “green line.” Today the olive oil industry is a small part of the local economy. The export of this olive oil is also prevented as a consequence of more than seven years of the Zionist blockade.
The video includes coverage of Gaza's Ark initiative and an interview with David Heap.
CORRECTION: Gaza's Ark will NOT carry over 100 people. In addition to its cargo, it will likely carry no more than 20 people or so; and our revised timeline is to sail in the spring of 2014 as announced on 21 August (NOT by the end of this year).
Why we need Gaza's Ark!
In June 2013 David Heap gave a presentation about Gaza's Ark in Berlin, Germany.
Originally published here with additional material.
Charlie Andreasson, a member of Ship to Gaza Sweden, explains the Gaza Ark project. The several unsuccessful attempts to break the siege on Gaza, imposed by the israelis, from the 'outside in' made the activists think about this project which is based on breaking the siege from the 'inside out'. Free Palestine!