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AFSC Responds to Attack on Humanitarian Shipment to Gaza

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Participants in the Quaker Palestine Youth Program work in the park and enjoyed planting trees and getting to know each other.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is aggrieved by the deadly Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which was carried out in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The flotilla was attempting to break the Israel-imposed embargo against the people of Gaza by delivering humanitarian relief and construction materials to Gaza’s blockaded port.

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Gaza: A Look Inside the Devastation

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Susan Johnson is one of only a handful of outside persons allowed inside Gaza in the months following the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli war against Gaza. Traveling with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in May of 2009, Susan interviewed and photographed Gazans reeling from Israel’s punishing bombardment.

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A boy in Gaza sits atop the rubble of his family's home.

A boy in Gaza sits atop the rubble of his family's home, destroyed by the Israeli attacks on Gaza of December 2008-January 2009.

Seeing for Myself: Gaza

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:00pm

Dear Friends:

Over the past few years the Middle East Peace Education Project has presented several public forums about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. However we’ve not had an opportunity to present clearly on the impact of the Israeli war on Gaza (Dec. ’08 – Jan. ’09) because of the very limited access allowed by Israel into Gaza.

Susan Johnson, a Quaker from Philadelphia traveled to Gaza in May ’09 as part of a UN Reliefs and Works Agency (UNRWA) delegation.        

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Participants in the Quaker Palestine Youth Program work in the park and enjoyed planting trees and getting to know each other.

Gaza on the Ground: A Young Witness Speaks

Palestinian high school student in Gaza describes the fear and loss she suffered during the Israeli incursion.

 

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Nonviolent Response to the Gaza Incursion

 AFSC staff member describes his experience during the Israeli incursion into Gaza and his reasons for choosing a nonviolent response.

 

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An Israeli Military Resister Speaks Her Truth

A young Israeli woman explains why she refuses to serve in the Israeli military.

 

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In memory of my brother: a Palestinian memorial for the victims of Gaza

Palestinian youth describes the murder of his brothers by the Israeli military during the Gaza incursion

 

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Citizen Hearings on Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza

Vision and Framework for Citizen Hearings on Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza

Interfaith Witness for Middle East Peace is an ad hoc coalition of faith-based individuals and community groups. We view the United States as a major contributor to the militarization of the conflict and thus, by extension, the maintenance of systems of inequality between Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Curriculum Guide to Citizen Hearings is a tool to engage, educate and activate faith-based communities and secular groups to:

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