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Threatened and beaten on the way to Gaza

Adam Shapiro | Huffington Post 17 July 2009 I departed Cyprus with 20 others on June 29 in a converted ferry carrying humanitarian provisions intended for Palestinians in Gaza cut off from the world by the Israeli military siege. Our ...

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Free Gaza–and Palestine

Huwaida Arraf | The Nation 17 July 2009 Last month I led a group of twenty-one human rights workers on a boat from Cyprus to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. We carried toys, medicine, olive tree saplings, ...

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Letter from an Israeli jail, by Cynthia McKinney

Free Gaza Movement 4 July 2009 This is Cynthia McKinney and I’m speaking from an Israeli prison cellblock in Ramle. [I am one of] the Free Gaza 21, human rights activists currently imprisoned for trying to take medical supplies to ...

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Finding fish, but Israelis too

Eva Bartlett | Inter Press Service 1 July 2009 At 6am on Jun. 16, Sadallah and his brother Abdel Hadi Sadallah, in their early twenties, went roughly 400 metres out to sea off the coast of Sudaniya in Gaza’s northwest. ...

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