Feb. 8, 2013: David Heap and the Gaza’s Ark project

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Listen to entire program here:

On the program  I spoke with David Heap, a prominent Palestinian rights activist who was aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza and is a member of Gaza’s Ark.

This new project will attempt to raise money to build a boat in Gaza that will then set sail with goods made in Gaza to area ports in an effort to again highlight the gross human rights violations suffered by the Gazan people by Israel, and send a message that the people of Gaza have not given up and are struggling for justice and dignity.

Video: Embroidery makers of Gaza

Video: Embroidery makers of Gaza

The blockade of Gaza by Israel has practically destroyed the economy there, and on top of this Israel launched two attacks on Gaza in 2008-09, and again just last year killing over 1400 in 2008-09 and hundreds more last year.

Donate-button-medium Gaza Ark

I spoke to David Heap via Skype from Nice, France where he is on a teaching assignment: 

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‘HUNGRY’ –dedicated to Samer Issawi and the other Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli incarceration. By Doc Jazz

 His website reads:

 “Thanks to supporters from around the world, the song ‘HUNGRY’ which is dedicated to Samer Issawi and the other Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli incarceration has been rising in the HipHop Charts on Soundclick.“

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