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Palestine remembers the Freedom Flotilla - events at the ports of Jaffa and AcreThe International Flotilla Coalition - Palestinian and Jewish activist will commemorate together a decade since the lethal attack on the first Flotilla to Gaza, at two events to be held simulataneously at the posts of Jaffa and Acre. The International Flotilla Coalition is planning another flotilla that will focus attention on a significant portion of the Palestinian population under Israeli occupation: young people and children who are half of Gaza’s population. This flotilla was scheduled to take place in May, but due to the Corona crisis and traffic restrictions imposed on large parts of the world, this plan has been postponed at this stage. [ak]26/5/2020
Israel temporarily opens crossings for Palestinians seeking workAl Jazeera - Despite COVID-19 fears, some 40,000 workers in occupied West Bank are expected to enter Israel for a three-week period [ry] 4/5/2020
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Due to Coronavirus, Gaza Freedom Flotilla will saill later than plannedCanada Boat to Gaza - With the help of supporters, we have purchased a boat for this voyage, and further donations will help equip this boat with vital safety, communications and other materials.In light of global health restrictions on travel and public gatherings, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has decided to delay our planned departure towards Gaza. We had initially planned to visit several southern European ports in April and May of this year, and head for Gaza at the end of May, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara. The revised departure time will be defined based on ongoing reviews of public health conditions worldwide and specifically in the ports we are planning to visit.[ak]28/4/2020
No letup in Israeli attacks on Gaza fishersTamara Nassar - Electronic Intifada - The coronavirus pandemic has derailed a lot of activities, but not Israel’s attacks on Palestinian fishers. Combined now also with Ramadan, this is a particularly important and difficult time for Gaza’s fishers. (...) “Sardines historically make up 60 percent of the total fish catch and form the bulk of the income of Gazan fishermen,” OCHA, the United Nations humanitarian coordination agency, has previously reported. Sardines are not typically found near Gaza’s coast, but because of Israel’s naval blockade on the territory, fishers miss out on catches that are further out. [bz] 28/4/2020
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If Coronavirus Overwhelms Gaza, Israel Alone is to BlameJonathan Cook - CounterPunch - "Israel has been carrying out an unprecedented experiment in Gaza, using the latest military hardware and surveillance technology to blockade this tiny coastal enclave by land, air and sea. Nothing moves in or out without Israel’s say-so – until three weeks ago, when the virus smuggled itself into Gaza inside two Palestinians returning from Pakistan. It is known to have spread to more than a dozen people so far, though doctors have no idea of the true extent. Testing equipment ran out days ago" [ry] 20/4/2020
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Donations for needy families in Gaza Olivia Zémor - CAPJPO-EuroPalestine - Palestinians must face the coronavirus crisis in dire conditions. Those living in the Westbank and East Jerusalem continue to be subjected to Israeli army raids on families` homes with endangerment, as well as attacks by settlers (78% increase). The 35,000 Palestinians who have agreed to go to work in Israel to survive are treated much worse than cattle and thrown on the road at checkpoints when they show symptoms of covid- 19. In the Gaza Strip, in addition to the total destitution linked to the blockade, Israel finds a way to spread toxic pesticides on agricultural land and injure fishermen who go out to feed the inhabitants. While donations cannot be a substitute for freedom, all gestures of solidarity are welcome, as the UNRWA budget has been cut, and many families in the Gaza Strip are finding it increasingly difficult to survive.[ak]14/4/2020
Donations for needy families in Gaza 14/4/2020
Hamas said demanding release of 250 prisoners for info on missing IsraelisTimes of Israel - The Coronavirus outbreak seems to have acted as a catalyst to renewing and accelerating the indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas on a prisoner exchange. Hamas holds the bodies of two killed Israeli soldiers and two living Israeli civilians. Hitherto, Hamas made the providing of any information on prisoners and bodies conditional upon Israel setting free Palestinians who were released in the previous exchange (the 2011 Shalit Deal) but later re-arrested by Israel. Now, Hamas seems ready to accept instead the release of imprisoned "women, children and elderly Palestinians". Musa Dudin, a member of the Hamas political bureau, said Israel had a “window of opportunity” that it could take advantage of. According to the Al-Akhbar daily, Hamas officials in Israeli prisons have drawn up the list of 250 prisoners it seeks freed in the first stage of the deal. The daily said that a German mediator who was involved in the 2011 Shalit deal, which saw Israel release over 1,000 prisoners for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, was again mediating between the sides.[ak]14/4/2020
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In 2014, I fought in Gaza. Now I’m fighting for Gaza.Jacob - IfNotNow - Nearly six years ago, I was a soldier in the IDF fighting in Gaza. I joined the IDF thinking that I would be fighting for my people’s liberation. When I got to Gaza, I saw bombed out medical clinics and patient charts strewn across the floor. The patients who had been hospitalized there had fled for their lives, when me and the the other soldiers were coming near. (...) This Passover, I’m donating part of what I would have spent on travel towards medical supplies for Gaza, whose inhabitants face the COVID- 19 crisis with a health infrastructure battered by 13 years of blockades and wars and 52 years of occupation, with only 40 available ICU beds and fewer than 20 available for a population of nearly two millions. Every year we open the seder by reading “All who are hungry, come and eat. All who are in need, come share Passover with us.” Our tradition teaches us that celebrating our own liberation means fighting for those who have not yet tasted freedom, for we too were once slaves in Egypt. Donating for the people of Gaza is the right and proper way to mark Passover this years! [ak] 9/4/2020
Donate for Gaza Medical Aid! 9/4/2020
In New Israeli Violation: Israeli Naval Forces Wound 2 Fishermen in Northern Gaza SeaPalestinian Center for Human Rights - at approximately 07:50 on Thursday, 09 April 2020, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within fishing area allowed by Israel itself (3 nautical miles) and opened fire at a fishing boat. As a result, two fishermen Obai `Adel Mohamed Jarbou` (21) and Ahmed `Abed al-Fattah Ahmed al-Sharfi (23), both are from al-Shati` camp in Gaza City, were shot and injured with rubber bullets throughout their bodies. They were taken to the Indonesian Hospital, where their injuries were classified as minor. [ak] 9/4/2020
Now available: Book and Film Honoring Tom HurndallAlison Weir - If Americans Knew - Tom was a student and photographer who traveled to Gaza in 2003. On April 11, he watched as children playing nearby suddenly came under Israeli rifle fire. Most of the children fled, but three of them, aged four to seven, froze with fear. Tom rushed one to safety. When he returned for two little girls, an Israeli sniper shot him in the head. Despite the urgency, Israeli officials delayed his transport to specialized medical care for over two and a half hours. Tom remained in a vegetative state until his death 9 months later. [ak]9/4/2020
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