Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Opinion Editorials, December 2008
Boat Dignity Leaves for Gaza, Challenges World to Stop the Israeli Madness
Free Gaza Movement
There is a time when silence is complicity and inaction is
unacceptable. On Saturday, December 27, Israel began Operation "Cast
Lead," a military onslaught against the civilian population of the Gaza
Strip that has - so far - massacred more than three-hundred men, women,
and children, and seriously injured over a thousand.
The DIGNITY has left for Gaza
The Dignity has left Cyprus & should arrive in Gaza tomorrow around
10am (local). Watch here for updates and check the website,
www.freegaza.org as well. Israel
has declared Gaza a 'closed military zone', making sure no one can
witness the atrocities. Our boat is going to challenge that closure.
Cpt. Klontzas is an experienced sailor and human rights activist.
This will be his fourth trip to Gaza.
Nikolas is a chemical engineer and human rights activist. He has
served as a crewmember on several Free Gaza voyages, including the first
one in August.
Othman is a senior producer with Al-Jazeera Television. He will
remain in Gaza to report on the ongoing military onslaught.
Cynthia is a former U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia, and the 2008
Green Party presidential candidate. She is traveling to Gaza to assess
the ongoing conflict.
Renee is a schoolteacher and human rights activist. She will remain
in Gaza to do human rights monitoring and reporting.
Caoimhe is a reknowned human rights activist and Gaza Coordinator for
the Free Gaza Movement. She will be remaining in Gaza to do human rights
monitoring, assist with relief efforts, and work on project development
with Free Gaza.
Ekaterini is a well-known and respected freelance journalist in
Cyprus. She is traveling to Gaza to report on the conflict.
Sami is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and head of the human
rights section at Al-Jazeera Television. He will remain in Gaza to
report on the ongoing military onslaught.
Dr. Issa is a pediatric surgeon from Germany. He is traveling to Gaza
to volunteer in hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Theoharous is a surgeon and a Member of the Cypriot Parliament.
She is traveling to Gaza to assess the ongoing conflict, assist with
humanitarian relief efforts, and volunteer in hospitals.
Fathi is a television producer and human rights activist. He will
remain in Gaza to do human rights monitoring and reporting.
Martha is a senior research fellow and experienced human rights
activist. She is traveling to Gaza to do human rights work and to assist
with humanitarian relief efforts.
Karl Penhaul is a video correspondent for CNN, based out of Bogotá,
Colombia. Appointed to this position in February 2004, he covers
breaking news around the world utilizing CNN's new laptop-based 'Digital
Newsgathering' system. He is traveling to Gaza to report on the ongoing
Thaer is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera television. He will remain in Gaza to report on the ongoing military onslaught.
For more information, please contact:
(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 / email@example.com
(Cyprus) Lubna Masarwa +357 99 081 767 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(U.S.) Greta Berlin, +1 310 422 7242 / email@example.com
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