Viva Palestina: Gaza or bust + Viva Palestina breaks Gaza siege + Galloway’s Speech

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Press TV
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 13:24:35 GMT

The last 24 hours have probably been the blackest since the “Viva Palestina” convoy set off from London.

Yesterday the convoy members became the target of an orchestrated wave of violence first started by Egyptian police and then culminating in vicious attacks by unknown thugs.

The end result was a number of peace activists whose only aim is to take humanitarian aid into war torn Gaza were treated in hospital for head injuries.

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Mercifully, the string of casualties was not too serious but the experience denied us the chance of fulfilling our mission to deliver aid to Gaza yesterday.

And dramatic images of the rioting and attacks could not be relayed to Press TV viewers because someone sabotaged the satellite van by deliberately cutting through a vital cable which would have beamed the shameful attacks across the world.

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* To read Yvonne’s intriguing account of her experiences en route to Gaza check out the Features and Reflections section of Gaza Under “Siegefire”.

via Press TV – Viva Palestina: Gaza or bust

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‘Viva Palestina’ breaks Gaza siege

Press TV
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 13:24:44 GMT

Despite efforts to prevent ‘Viva Palestina’ from breaking a long-term blocked on the Gaza Strip the aid convoy has entered the costal sliver.

The convoy which made its way across Europe and North Africa arrived in the besieged strip on Monday, Press TV reported.

On Sunday, several activists traveling with the group were injured after the convoy was vandalized by a number of attackers in Egypt.

British lawmaker, George Galloway, who is traveling with the convoy, said that Egyptian authorities did not protect the convoy despite their promises. “They are blocking us inside, but they don’t protect us.”

The convoy of peace activists including Press TV presenter Yvonne Ridley and Film maker Hassan Ghani left London on February 14.

* To read Yvonne’s intriguing account of her experiences en route to Gaza check out the Features and Reflections section of Gaza Under “Siegefire”.

via Press TV – ‘Viva Palestina’ breaks Gaza siege

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George Galloway’s first speech from inside Gaza

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Viva Palestina has landed…

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h/t: Dee

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Aid convoy completes arduous journey to Gaza

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4 thoughts on “Viva Palestina: Gaza or bust + Viva Palestina breaks Gaza siege + Galloway’s Speech

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  3. Awesome blog!
    Thank you for coming by mine and thinking I’d found something of value to you. 🙂

    The siege must end and this is only the first step. I fear it’ll get nasty now. Either the gates will stay open or they will slam shut tighter than ever. With the world being so aware of the situation now I don’t think the latter has much probability but who knows with the regime in Israel.

    • Thanks, iadiedee, for finding the video of Galloway’s speech it adds very much to this post.

      We must continue to put pressure on the US govt/admin and Congress, let them know how we feel. The blockade MUST end. Who cares what govt they have or who is in control of the area, put humanitarian needs above politics.

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