[Midden-Oosten] FW: [GazaFriends] Resending "Cementing our Solidarity with the People of Gaza"

~ Aurora ~ auromundo op hotmail.com
Di Apr 13 13:36:07 CEST 2010

> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:24:00 +0200
> From: iristulip op gmail.com
> To: gazafriends op lists.riseup.net
> Subject: [GazaFriends] Resending "Cementing our Solidarity with the People of Gaz"
A couple of you have written to say the formatting for this plea was scrambled. I am sending it again, but if it is still not readable, you can read the plea on our website at www.freegaza.org. Thanks to you all for stepping up and helping. Greta
> First, we'd like to thank those of
> you who have stepped up to send us euros, dollars and pounds for our
> next mission. That appeal went out on April 9, and, in four days, you
> have already sent us over a quarter of the money we need. So we are
> adding this plea to our first one. We have a cement company in Ireland
> who will match the bags of cement that we buy...bag for bag. Here is
> another way that you can help.
> Normally we don't ask for
> donations for specific items, since all donations to our tax-exempt
> accounts in Cyprus or the U.S. are used to buy the boats or for
> operating costs However, we are sending out this special appeal to the
> hundreds of you who have said, "But can't I contribute to something
> specific, something that I can be proud to buy and know will help the
> people of Gaza?" Therefore, our PayPal account at http://www.freegaza.org/en/donate can accept donations for cement and book bags. In the message section on
> PayPal, tell us you want the money used to purchase cement or book bags. Or
> you can wire money into the Irish account designated below this
> announcement. We will use your donation for cement for reconstruction
> or book bags for the children if you designate it's for them.
> The Free Gaza Movement calls on communities,
> schools, hospitals, trade unions and families across Ireland and the
> world to sponsor bags of cement and school supplies to send to Gaza.
> They will be loaded onto our Irish cargo ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, as
> part of an international flotilla of ships sailing to Gaza in May.
> Just €5 will pay for a bag of cement to help the people of Gaza
> rebuild, supporting the Palestinian people and their refusal to be
> broken despite a devastating siege and Occupation. €5 for a bag of
> cement (or €10 for two bags, €20 for four bags, €100 for 20 bags) or
> €10 for a school/sports bag.
> Israel’s blockade of Gaza is in
> its third year, and virtually no reconstruction materials have been
> allowed into the Gaza Strip, which is still in ruins after Israel's
> massive onslaught in Dec/Jan 2009 which killed over 1,400 Palestinians,
> almost 400 of them children.
> At least 11,000 houses, 105 factories, 20 hospitals and clinics, 159
> schools, universities, playschools and technical institutions were
> either damaged or destroyed and are still in ruins. Over 20,000 people
> were driven from their homes – many still living in tents.
> Israel has also banned books, paper, pens and school supplies, and we
> plan to deliver them along with messages of solidarity to the children
> of Gaza. For €10, you can sponsor a school bag filled with school
> supplies to support children struggling to study under siege.
> John Ging, the Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency told reporters in March 2010: ‘I
> have no cement or steel or iron. We can't get in one bag of cement,
> one pane of glass… to actually begin that reconstruction.’
> This May, The Free Gaza Movement
> is answering the call for help by sending a flotilla of boats carrying
> building supplies, humanitarian relief, and human rights defenders from
> across the world to Gaza.
> The flotilla is made up of a
> coalition of organisations- from Turkey, Greece, Malaysia, Belgium,
> Sweden, Indonesia and Ireland, and will set sail in mid May to
> challenge the illegality of the siege of Gaza and devastating
> occupation of Palestine. Help us support the Palestinians' right to
> rebulid their lives.
> You
> can wire your donations to the Bank of Ireland, 32 south Mall, Cork,
> Republic of Ireland, Acct #41818255, Sort Code 902768, IBAN #,
> IE58BOFI90276841818255. BIC# BOFIIE2D
> If you have questions, please email: sahara78 op hotmail.uk or freegazaireland op gmail.com
> .
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