Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC)
Gaza Freedom March
returning from Cairo
Gaza Freedom March, Cairo
Peter Voss ( MAPC, youtube, 6 videos, total 45 min)
europalestine (France, with English subtitles, dailymotion, 15 min)
Sharat G. Lin, "Gaza Freedom March marches in Cairo against Egyptian blockade"
Dana Elborno, "Unbreakable in Cairo"
Barnabe Geisweiller, "The Gaza Freedom March"
Cairo Declaration/ Erklärung von Kairo
Before leaving for Cairo
Links and data that might be useful for the preparation of the Gaza Freedom March at the end of the year 2009
There is plenty of information on Gaza available.
Some of the references and data listed below may not be so well known. Peter Voss, Nov. 2009
UNOSAT-Maps of the Gaza Strip
Among these is one set of 5 maps "Damage(d) Assessment Overview For Gaza Strip", showing the locations of destroyed buildings etc..
These maps show the different sections of Gaza with different scales. I used these maps for one continuous map of the Gaza strip (as jpg, can be printed on 5 pages from pdf - file). In part it does not have quite the resolution of the original maps.
These maps may be good for general orientation.
A satellite view of Gaza (jpg, 28 MB), patched together from Google Earth images. Names of locations and roads were added, as taken from the UNOSAT-maps. This map is too big to be printed full scale.
In the meantime it is general knowledge that operation "Cast Lead" actually started on Nov. 4, 2008. See Graphs showing the killing rate in Gaza and the rate of rockets coming out of Gaza during the year 2008 up until Dec. 26.
See also James Marc Leas, "Gaza War Crimes: Israeli Government Contradicts its Own "Self-Defense" (Oct. 2009) and
Noura Erakat, James Marc Leas, "Israeli War Crimes: Delusional Self Defense, Delusional Congressional Vote" (Nov. 2009).
September 2009, UNEP, Environmental Assessment of the Gaza Strip
September 2009, Goldstone-Report
August 2009, Al-Haq, 'Operation Cast Lead': A Statistical Analysis
July 2009, Amnesty International, Operation Cast Lead: 22 Days Of Death And Destruction
June 2009, Red Cross, Gaza: 1.5 million people trapped in despair
May 2009, Secretary-General's Summary of the Report of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into
April 2009, World Bank, West Bank and Gaza, Assessment of restrictions on Palestinian water sector development
certain incidents in the Gaza Strip between 27 December 2008 and 19 January 2009
April 2009, Arab League, Report of the Independent Fact Finding Committee On Gaza: No Safe Place
March 2009, The Lancet, Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
December 2008, Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, 105 pages,
Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur, HAMAS and Israel: Conflicting Strategies of Group-Based Politics
Personal Stories, Newspaper Articles etc.
The convoys apparently did not get as much attention as the boat attempts
December 2009, on Dec. 5 a third concoy started in the UK. Via Turkey, Jordan and Egypt it is due to arrive in Gaza on Dec. 27.
Juli 2009, another convoy similar to the Galloway convoy (again with Galloway) and US-Americans, Viva Palestina-US
June 2009, Stephanie Westbrook (US Citizens for Peace and Justice, Rome), Absurdity Is the Norm in the Gaza Strip
May 2009, Gerry MacLochlainn, Report on Convoy of Hope
May 2009, US Citizens for Peace and Justice, Rome, Gaza Convoy
March 2009, Rose Mishaan, US Eyewitness in Gaza: 'The reality of a very real bloodbath set in...',
March 2009, The Lancet, Jimmy Carter, Peace and health in the occupied Palestinian territory
February/March 2009, convoy organized by George Galloway from London via North Africa to Gaza (Viva Palestina).
January 2009, Jimmy Carter, An Unnecessary War