To Gaza – Convoy Update
has now 32 vehicles booked on. This includes 1 Fire Engine, 6 Ambulances
and 1 Boat all heading for Gaza. We expect this though to rise in
the next 48 hours as we are still collating information on the remaining
has been overwhelming. The Moroccan community in West London are
taking 6 vehicles, Birmingham is bringing 8 trucks. An individual
in from Maidenhead has used his savings to buy a minibus for disabled
children to give to the people of Gaza. Your response has been truly
has been touring the country addressing meetings in support of the
convoy. Hundreds turned out in Rochdale on Sunday 25th January and
thousands of pounds were pledged. The next day 1000 attended a meeting
in Bolton followed by 600 in Cheetham Hill three hours later. 400
came to a meeting this evening (1st February) in Preston.
Videos of some
of these meetings can be viewed at the website at http://www.vivapalestina.org/video.htm
Booth to join convoy
sister in law and Press TV broadcaster Lauren Booth will be joining
the convoy. Lauren said, “I am thrilled by this idea to send
a convoy of trucks and aid to Gaza. I believe that this will give
the convoy a good deal of publicity. I will make sure of it!
love to come to the Rafah crossing and help as best I can to get
the media involved, and keep them interested, and to tear down the
Rafah crossing brick by brick!”
Bank rejected our request for a bank account so we are hoping to
have confirmed an account with another bank in the next 48 hours.
We will send out a message as soon as this happens.
collecting money. Every penny counts.
We have been
in contact with Majid from Gaza. This is what he has to say about
the situation there and the one of the many reasons we are going.
Gaza strip lived under fire for three weeks from the east to west
and from the north to south. There is no place in Gaza for safety,
the shooting and bombing coming from the land , from the sea, from
the sky for 24 hours. The children became experts to tell you this
bombing is coming from the sea or land or sky from the sound of
bombing dropping in any place and from any side and in any time,
there was a feeling that in any minutes you will die or your home
will destroy or the the rocket will landing in your home to kill
you or your family or your friend or any person.
trying to express or mention what we have lived in three weeks of
the war in Gaza.
of Meeting for all those joining the convoy to Gaza
4th February 2009 at 6.30pm
MP would like to ask all those people who are joining the convoy
to Gaza to come to a meeting to discuss the journey from London
to Gaza, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions that you
This will also
be a good opportunity for all those undertaking the journey to meet
each other before the 14th February.
We do understand
that some of you do not live in London. However, we do feel that
this is important meeting, so if you would like accommodation for
the evening of the 4th of February please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call or text on 07958 450 867.
that this meeting is exclusively for those joining the convoy.
of the meeting are as follows:
is booked from 6:30pm on Wednesday February 4th 2009 in the Boothroyd
Room, Portcullis House.
Please see the map here
to Portcullis House is located at point (3).
Please go through
the central revolving doors, and pass through security.
go up the public stairs by the reception desk to the first floor.
The Boothroyd Room is immediately opposite you, directly above the
ground floor reception area.
your friends and family about the Viva Palestina Convoy and ask
them to sign up to the email alerts at http://www.vivapalestina.org/alert.htm