Let Gaza live!
May 17th, 2008, 19.00
Schwarzspanierstr.15, 1090 Vienna
60 years after the massive expulsion of the Palestinians from their home country a murderous embargo makes 1.5 million people in Gaza struggle for survival.
The campaign "Gaza shall live" calls on the Austrian government and the European Union to lift the embargo on the Gaza Strip in order to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
Independent Representative of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Gaza
Member of the European Parliament
Turin, Saturday May 10th, 10am to 2pm
Dar al-Hikma Italian-Arab Center
Via Fiocchetto 15 (Porta Palazzo zone)
With the intervention of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, in live broadcast from Gaza
Press Release , 15 April 2008
May 14th marks the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, during which over 530 Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed and 750,000 men, women, and children driven from their land. This programme of ethnic cleansing will also be marked as the anniversary of the formation of the apartheid state of Israel.
Since the imposition of the embargo on Gaza and its radicalisation in January of this year already several international solidarity delegations tried to enter besieged Gaza. The latest attempt took place on March 31 starting from Cairo and trying to reach Gaza with relief materials.
But the Egyptian security forces halted the delegation at Baladua, 190 km from the border. After staging a protest at the check point we began to walk towards Rafah, since our bus was blocked from moving ahead. Finally, after the police was blocking the road, taking away our passports and threatening us with arrest, we decided to take our protest back into Cairo itself. A rally was staged outside of the delegation of the European Union.
31 March - 1 April
End the siege of Gaza!
End the world complicity to the Israeli occupation and crimes against the Palestinian people!
A group of international participants decided to act against our countries' complicity to the inhumane and devastating siege of the Gaza Strip.
Place: the Rafah Border Crossing
Time: Last week of March 2008
People wishing to participate must e-mail the Campaign for further information by 14/03/2008
The European Campaign to end the Siege on Gaza
Tel: 0031 6136 444 44
Gaza: Break the isolation - stop the massacres
Call for a solidarity delegation to enter via Rafah
Having taken office after his provocative stride across the Aqsa esplanade, Sharon stopped the withdrawal of the army and further increased the pace of settlement construction - or, to be more precise, racially segregated cities which inhabitants are armed to the teeth and operate as auxiliary militias of the Tsahal. As if this would not suffice, Sharon started the construction of the "security wall" resulting in the military annexation of a further 7% of the Palestinian land thus violating again the US resolutions.