Forwarded Alert: UK/Palestine – Message from George Galloway on the Britain to Gaza 'Viva Palestina' aid convoy

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The lifeline for Gaza 'Viva Palestina' aid convoy, led by George Galloway, will be leaving London on Saturday 14 February 2009 and is planned to arrive in Gaza by 9 March.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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09 February 2009

Forwarded Alert: UK/Palestine – Message from George Galloway on the Britain to Gaza 'Viva Palestina' aid convoy

A message from George Galloway

More than 1,300 dead – more than 400 of them children – and still they are dragging bodies from the ruins.

The death toll in Gaza is rising, while the world's leaders and media look away in search of a new story.
We will not look away. The Palestinians in Gaza need our help now, just as they did when Israel's bombs and illegal weapons were dropping.

Thousands of people have contacted me to say that they have marched, cried at the television pictures and feel helpless in the face of the suffering.

That's why I have launched a major initiative in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. I will be leading an aid convoy from London to Gaza leaving on 14 February and travelling through France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and through Rafah and into Gaza. It will bring material aid and raise the banner of Palestine in all the countries that we visit. The convoy should take about 16 days to reach Gaza.

The convoy will be led by a British fire engine, ambulances, and many trucks full of practical aid given by the various communities in Britain.

It is quite an undertaking, which I anticipate will have a high public profile throughout its journey and on its arrival in Gaza, god willing, some 30 days later.

The convoy is already supported by the Stop the War Coalition – which organised the largest demonstrations in British history – as well as the Anglo-Arab Organisation, several British trade unions and a large number of Muslim organisations. Fundraising for the convoy is taking place all over Britain.

We urgently need your help.

Publicity: Please tell your family, friends and workmates about Viva Palestina. Join our Facebook Group (http://en-gb.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57553768486) and then ask your friends to join.
Money: please organise fundraisers, collections, donations which the convoy will get directly to the people of Gaza.

Cheques should be made payable to 'Lifeline for Gaza' and sent to Lifeline for Gaza c/o Flat 6, 1-2 Bowling Green Place, London SE1 1YL.

For more details email sally@vivapalestina.org or phone her on 07545 181 079.

26/01/2009: PLEASE NOTE: WE NO LONGER NEED MECICINES.

27/01/2009: Due to overwhelming support most of the vehicles are now full of donated aid. If you live in other areas places contact your local organiser (http://vivapalestina.org/contact.htm). Please could you consider making a financial contribution (http://vivapalestina.org/donations.htm).

Due to visa arrangements all those coming on the convoy must have a British passport.

-George Galloway


Source: http://vivapalestina.org/home.htm

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