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Act Now: Rafah border crossing closed for 6 days

5 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Only hours after activists from popular committees and youth movements throughout the West Bank formally presented the Egyptian ambassador, His Excellency Yasser Othman, with an appeal and a petition to open the Rafah crossing unconditionally and permanently, ...

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Activists react to Gaza flotilla assault

by Ruqaya Izzidien 4 November 2011 | Al Akhbar English Palestine activists call on the international community to keep pressuring Israel to end the blockade of Gaza after the Freedom Waves flotilla was assaulted by Israel in international waters. Gaza ...

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Act now to defend today’s boats to Gaza

2 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Two boats, called “Freedom Waves to Gaza,” are now traveling on the high seas to the besieged Gaza Strip. Their civilian passengers include people from five countries, including Palestinians from 1948. This ...

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#FreedomWaves launches to bring Gaza humanitarian aid

by Ben Lorber 2 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank On Wednesday, November 2, two international ships left the Turkish harbor to carry humanitarian aid through the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The event, called ‘Freedom Waves for Gaza’,  ...

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Fishing in Gaza – no day at the beach

24 October 2011 | Notes from Behind the Blockade I saw an Israeli naval warship for the first time yesterday, a concrete monster the color of ash, guzzling up the Mediterranean and spurting it out in its wake. I rose ...

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Despite swap, Gaza remains imprisoned

24 October 2011 | Al Jazeera English, Raji Sourani and Eyad Sarraj While 1,000 Palestinian prisoners will be released, 1.8 million people living in Gaza are still not free. The prisoner exchange agreement concluded between Israel and Hamas has brought relief ...

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