Israel Pirating in Palestinian waters

Though you wouldn’t know it from the lack of media coverage, for decades Israel has been committing acts of piracy in Palestinian waters: Attacking, kidnapping and stealing from Palestinian fishers, sometimes just a mile off the Gaza Strip’s coast. Despite pledges of restraint, the Israeli navy’s attacks have continued since the November 2012 ceasefire between… Read More Israel Pirating in Palestinian waters

Ceasefire Means ‘Nothing’ to Gaza Fishers

first published at IPS -by Eva Bartlett Shortly after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement on Nov. 21, the Israeli navy abducted 30 Palestinian fishers from Gaza’s waters, destroyed and sank a Palestinian fishing vessel, and confiscated nine fishing boats in the space of four days. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reported… Read More Ceasefire Means ‘Nothing’ to Gaza Fishers

Gaza Farmers and Fishers Find Canadian Support

“This particular aspect of the siege is quite compelling because when a society is deprived of the ability to fish and to farm, it is deprived of its ability to sustain itself. It’s part of the ongoing Nakba, and part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine,” says Charlotte Kates, a lawyer and one of the Day of Action coordinators.… Read More Gaza Farmers and Fishers Find Canadian Support

notes on Palestine’s preventable water and food crises

*Gaza City life issues graffiti “Gaza is an ancient centre of habitation that has survived for 4,000 years, at various times in the face of marginalisation and destruction. Today it represents an essentially urban economy, isolated and kept alive through external funding, the illegal tunnel economy, and the ingenuity and persistence of its people.” —UN… Read More notes on Palestine’s preventable water and food crises

Take Action: Free Palestinian farmers and agricultural workers targeted for imprisonment

Samidoun:  As they organize to defend their land and Palestinian farming against the onslaught of settlements and siege, Palestinian agricultural workers and organizers have been subject to an intensified arrest campaign in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. Click here to sign our petition at change.org or sign on below to demand an immediate end… Read More Take Action: Free Palestinian farmers and agricultural workers targeted for imprisonment

boats

I woke to Israeli shelling Palestinian fishermen. It is a distinct sound unfortunately too familiar; there’s no mistaking it. As I sit by the sea now –the power is out at home and it is stifling inside –I hear the whumps of more shelling from the sea. Free Gaza and Canadian Boat to Gaza twitter… Read More boats