David Heap

"Trade not aid" focus of new attempt to break Gaza blockade

Eva Bartlett
Gaza City
27 March 2013

While the Freedom Flotilla tried to bring aid to the Strip, Gaza’s Ark seeks to export locally produced goods.

Linguists including Noam Chomsky condemn "reprehensible" Gaza coverage

“We wish to express our outrage at the reprehensible media coverage of these acts in the mainstream (corporate) media.”

Freedom Waves participants still detained in Israeli prison

Only six out of the original 27 Freedom Waves participants have been released, twenty-one participants are still detained in Israeli prisons.  Egyptian journalist with Almasry Alyoum, Lina Attalah was the first to be released, she was handed over to officials at the Egyptian Embassy in Israel who later escorted her back home to Egypt through Taba crossing, Lina wrote an eyewitness account which can be found here.

Violent tactics by Israel almost sunk Gaza-bound boats

Prison messages from Irish and Canadian activists contradict Israeli claims that boats were intercepted peacefully.

Second flotilla set to sail one year after massacre

Eva Bartlett
Gaza City
1 June 2011
A gleaming new memorial towers over the center of Gaza City’s battered port, bearing the names of the Turkish solidarity activists who died one year ago when Israeli commandos firing machine guns air-dropped onto the Freedom Flotilla.
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