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Archive for the ‘Gaza Trip’ Category

  • Day 6: Activism and Arab Idol

    Day 6: Activism and Arab Idol

    Our final day in the Gaza Strip began in the perfect way with a traditional Palestinian dish of maftoul at the house of the head of Palestine-Aid, the father of our friend and contact in Gaza. The house is located in the agricultural Peer al Naa’aga region of northern Gaza. Many of the buildings in [&hellip...

  • Day Five: Education is The Key

    Day Five: Education is The Key

    It is easy to suppose that with so many problems blighting life in Gaza, the issues of siege and apartheid are the only ones with which the people must contend. However even in the midst of these circumstances, problems such as disability are still very much present. The Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children provides support [&hellip...

  • Day 4: Pestilence and Poverty

    Day 4: Pestilence and Poverty

      The morning of our fourth day in Gaza saw us received by the Ministry for Media of Gaza. Portrayal of Palestine to the outside world is a very important concern, as it is through the image of Palestine given to the world that interest and solidarity can be fostered. The ministers were therefore very [&hellip...

  • Day 3: Ships, Sights and Celebrations

    Day 3: Ships, Sights and Celebrations

    We headed away from the rising sun of our second day in Gaza, making a trip down to Gaza Seaport, the only closed port in the Mediterranean – a result of the total Israeli sea blockade, which sees the distance from the shore in which the people of Gaza can fish reduced from the legal [&hellip...

  • Day 1 & 2: The Journey to Gaza

    Day 1 & 2: The Journey to Gaza

      The intricate patterns of the Cairo streetlights, laid out like living organ beneath the plane, signalled the start of our journey to the Gaza strip. After passing through the airport bureaucracy miraculously unhindered we piled onto a mini-bus and set off on the long road through the Sinai to the Rafah Crossing into Gaza. [&hellip...