[A-List] Fwd: Jewish Ship to Gaza
Suzanne de Kuyper
suzannedk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 05:59:00 MDT 2010
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From: Sid Shniad <shniad at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM
Subject: Jewish Ship to Gaza
Jewish Ship to Gaza
Jews for Peace - Ships to Gaza
We're a group of German and international Jews living in Germany who
are sending a ship with goods and musical instruments to Gaza. We're
part of a larger European project that is sending supplies in the
spring of 2010.
We're acquiring a ship, loading it up in Germany, then picking up
passengers (Jewish and non-Jewish, German and non-German) at a
Among the goods being shipped are urgently needed things like
medicines, baby food, bedding, children's clothes, school materials;
but also painting equipment and musical instruments. We believe cement
isn't the only thing needed for rebuilding - we call on our
politicians to provide these urgently needed building materials! - but
also things to help heal the soul. We hope our musical instruments
will contribute a little towards this.
Our schools in particular can make a very significant contribution:
Children in Gaza are prevented from studying through lack of
materials. This is why we're looking for schools to donate school
material; at a later point we plan to work on twinning schools or
Solidarity against the occupation!
Gaza is still lying in ruins. Children play on top of heaps of rubble,
all that remains of their homes. They have no toys. Their schools have
no writing or learning materials. There are long lists of the books
they need. They have no warm clothes for the winter, often they have
neither gas nor electricity for heating.
Water is in short supply and is contaminated. Damaged plumbing and
drainage systems can't be repaired. The hospitals are short of
medicines, medical equipment, wheelchairs and prosthetics.
Houses can only be provisionally rebuilt in clay. Essentials for daily
survival have to be brought into Gaza through tunnels, often carried
by young people who are risking their lives. Soon even these tunnels
will be blocked off.
Through the expropriation of their land and the prohibition on
fishing, the people of Gaza are denied their basic means of earning a
They lack freedom, the right to human dignity and our active solidarity.
"The Palestinians don't need resounding promises of financial support,
they need real political solidarity against the occupation!"
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