The Buffer Zone: realities of this accursed siege by Stay Human Convoy

Sent to DS from Stephanie Westbrook.

by Stay Human Convoy
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Vik a Gaza
May 17, 2011

This morning as well, we woke up after only a few hours’ sleep: various meetings with our Palestinian comrades here, and which we have been able to attend to everyday, keep us all busy late into the evenings. These are obviously followed by the Convoy’s endless assemblies, which keep us all awake until the early hours.

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The plight of Gaza’s fishermen by Stay Human Convoy

Sent to DS from Stephanie Westbrook.

by Stay Human Convoy
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Vik a Gaza
May 15, 2011

So many things to see, so many people to meet…

14th May 2011- Gaza City

Everywhere in the world, the sea evokes the universal feeling of an endless expanse of water that stretches out to the horizon, as far as the naked eye can see…bearing evocations of limitless possibilities that fire the imagination, bringing forth dreams and desires of travelling beyond one’s native turf.

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Voices that are resisting by Stay Human Convoy

Sent to DS from Stephanie Westbrook.

by Stay Human Convoy
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Vik a Gaza
May 14, 2011

In the north-eastern zone of the city, Palestinian youths tell us stories about those infamous days in December 2008, when the Israeli army began its Operation ‘Cast Lead’. The landscape in front of us bears witness to the devastation the Operation left in its wake: buildings turned rubble, destroyed houses, fields which the locals try cultivating, now become arid and contaminated with white phosphorus bombs. Only a few kilometres away lies the frontier that separates the occupied territory from Israel; between the inhabited zones and the actual frontier is an area called the ‘buffer zone’, stretches of arable land which the Palestinians do not have access to. When they try working on the land, they risk being attacked by the Israeli army posted on the towers spaced out along the frontier, either at the hand of snipers -positioned in some of these towers-, or automatic machine guns.

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In the name of Vittorio Arrigoni, the ‘Stay Human’ convoy has entered Gaza + Viva Palestina: The Ongoing Journey

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Updated: May 13, 2011

English: Viva Palestina convoy arrives in Gaza

English: Viva Palestina convoy arrives in Gaza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Stay Human Convoy
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 12, 201

After leaving Cairo this morning at dawn, the 80 activists of the ‘Restiamo Umani’ convoy have entered Gaza at 4pm after crossing five Egyptian check-points.

The convoy, whose goal is to return to the place where Vittorio Arrigoni has spent his life, wrote a first report – posted on http://www.vik2gaza.org- “We are going to Gaza, Vittorio is with us”.

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