Breaking the siege

International campaigns working to challenge and to end the siege on Gaza:

Palestinian campaigns and organisations
Blogs from inside Gaza

These include blogs written by Palestinians in Gaza and also blogs by internationals working inside the Gaza Strip.

  • Fishing under Fire; the blog of the International Campaign of Solidarity with the Palestinian Fishermen
  • Farming under Fire: the blog of the International Campaign of Solidarity with Palestinian Farmers in Gaza
  • Voice from Gaza: by Ayman T. Quadar, a Palestinian born and raised in Gaza
  • Rafah Today: by award winning Gazan journalist, Mohammed Omer
  • Gaza Today: by Sameh A. Habeeb, Gazan photojournalist and peace activist
  • Tales to Tell (Blog): One of the first FreeGaza participants posts from Gaza
  • In Gaza: By a Free Gaza participant and international human rights worker inside Gaza
  • Guerillo Radio: Italian blog by Vittorio Arrigoni, currently volunteering inside Gaza (many of his posts are available in translation on Free Gaza news pages)
  • Moments of Gaza: by Natalie Abou Shakra, a 21 year old from Lebanon who arrived on the fifth Free Gaza voyage. She is part of the Free Gaza movement and the International Solidarity movement.
  • Oxfam Gazablogs: written by Oxfam workers reporting from Gaza
  • Writing from Gaza: working on the ground in Gaza
Blogs about Gaza

Blogs written by Palestinians currently outside Gaza (including those prevented from returning) and other blogs which focus on Gaza.

  • Rod Cox and Gaza: blog by British participant on Viva Palestina convoy, working to establish international links, including an arts project.
  • We will remember your name: a place to remember some of the dead of Palestine - with the names of all those who have died in the Gaza massacres and testimony from some of the victims/survivors
  • Raising Yousef and Noor: diary of a Palestinian mother from Gaza - Laila El Haddad
  • From Gaza with love: by Dr. Mona El Farra, doctor, human rights and women's rights activist from Gaza. Currently posting from outside the Gaza Strip
  • Irish in Gaza: a blog by Derek and Jenny, who will go to Gaza as part of Hope Fleet
  • Viva Palestina on the Road: Yvonne Ridley reports on the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza
Stealing Gaza's natural Gas supplies

Links to articles and media with information about the links between Israeli blockade, Gaza's natural gas and the Gazan fishermen

Palestinian campaigns of resistance
  • Let Palestinians Study: Campaigns to secure unrestricted access to overseas education for Palestinians trapped in Gaza by the Israeli government; primarily focusses on
    Palestinian students offered places at British universities but also to raise awareness about students offered places at universities across the world.
  • Right to Enter: Campaigning for the right to entry/re-entry to the Palestinian occupied territory. 'Denied entry = de facto deportation'
  • Right to Education: international campaign to defend Palestinians' right to education.

International solidarity

A much more lengthy list of solidarity sites and alternative sources of information are available at Our Endorsers page

  • International Solidarity Movement: (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.
  • Aloha Palestine: aims to establish a shipping service between Cyprus and Gaza and so connect Gaza to the world by sea
  • Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions: ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.
  • Enough!Occupation: UK Coalition of over 40 charities, trade unions, faith and other campaign groups who have come together in their work towards peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
  • B'TSELEM: - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, aims to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

  • Ground force Gaza: volunteers working to help Palestinian families in Gaza to rebuild their lives

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement
Media and information sources on Palestine

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