Posts Tagged ‘convoy’
Special report from Press TV:
Hassan Ghani’s Press TV documentary following Viva Palestina’s third convoy which started in December 2009.
[6-part playlist - direct link]
The Jewish Chronicle reports:
Bristol City Council has condemned Israel’s part in the Gaza flotilla attack and called for sanctions against the Jewish state.
No councillor spoke on behalf of Israel during the debate, and the Gaza flotilla was referred to as a “peace convoy”.
The Tories proposed a milder condemnation of Israel which was rejected. The resolution was passed with the votes of Lib Dem and Labour councillors, with the Conservatives opposing it.
The final resolution read: “This Council notes the long standing links between Bristol and the people of Palestine through a range of organisations and activities over many years; therefore Council condemns the brutal attack on the ships of the Freedom Flotilla, in international waters, by the Israeli military on Monday 31 May 2010.
“This was a convoy of ships delivering vital humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. At least nine human rights activists were killed and dozens more injured. Two Bristol citizens, Sakir Yildirim and Cliff Hanley were on one of the ships carrying aid to Gaza.
Reading PSC is proud to launch our online fundraising effort for the next Convoy to Gaza – a flotilla of 10 ships sailing from Turkey, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece and Belgium.
Use our Interactive-Cement-Bag™ to donate as many 25kg bags of cement as you can to the people of Gaza – even one £3 bag will make a huge difference:
7pm Friday 16th April
at St John on Bethnal Green
- LIVE VIDEO LINK UP with GAZA musicians and speakers
from London side:
- Caoimhe Butterly (eyewitness to Gaza massacre as volunteer on ambulances)
- Sameh Habeeb (journalist and speaker from Palestine)
- Viva Palestina convoy members
- ZAYTOUN STALL
- +more to be confirmed
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT HOT & COLD FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY!!
Proceeds to the siege-breaking campaign, so come and have dinner anyway… donations also to be gratefully received.
St John on Bethnal Green is located on the corner of Cambridge Heath Road and Roman Road, next to the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Please come and please forward info to anyone you think would like, appreciate or be interested. If you’d like to donate food to sell please also get in touch.
Contact Laura via GazaBoatConvoy.co.uk
The Turkish organisation that was involved with Viva Palestina Convoy 3 is organising a sea-based convoy to Gaza:
The IHH (along with Viva Palestina) broke the Gaza embargo with an overland convoy and now IHH are preparing to break it via sea route with the Free Gaza Movement.
I.H.H. now have a cargo ship of 3,200 tons to be filled with building supplies and medical aid for Gaza. They decided rather than many small boats that a large cargo ship is more suitable. Countries taking part in the boat convoy are Turkey, U.K., Ireland, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar and Jordon. The total number so far of ships taking part is 10.
A short interview about the boat convoy is on Remember Palestine this week on Press T.V. Tuesday 19.00 and repeated on Saturday at 12.05.
Student filmmaker and Convoy member Dale Vincent Smith’s documentary “Return to Gaza” will be released in April.
Listen to Dale’s interview on BBC Radio Derby:
Tony from Reading PSC will be part of the 3rd Viva Palestina Convoy setting off from London on Sunday December 6th expecting to arrive in Gaza on Sunday December 27th – one year after Operation Cast Lead began.