End the blockade – completely !
Ceasefire now – for the sake of Sderot
26.1.08: A countrywide relief convoy and
Israeli demonstration in solidarity on the
It is impossible to
keep one and a half million people in a huge prison, and if you
try an explosion is bound to happen, as happened today at the Gaza Strip's
The Israeli Coalition
Against the Siege continues preparations for the
protest convoy to the
the suffering is of the residents of Sderot,
In the convoy, departing from all over Israel on Saturday January 26, 2008, we will take with us a large quantity of water filters and firmly demand of the military authorities that they be allowed into the Strip where they are urgently needed, together with basic foodstuffs - flour, rice, oil, salt, lentils, beans - for distribution to residents driven to extreme poverty and despair by the siege.
On the border
of the Strip we will conduct a protest rally, simultaneously with a rally held
by our Palestinian friends on the other side. Together, we will demand of the
Government of Israel to remove the siege of
Our friends on
the Palestinian side, peace and human rights activists of the Palestinian International
Campaign To End The Siege such as the well-known
psychiatrist Dr. Eyad Sarraj, will demonstrate simultaneously with us in
The convoy will include both buses and private cars. It is very important to arrive with a car, if you have
one, in order to create a long and highly visible convoy. If at all possible, let us know in advance, even before
Monday Jan. 21, to Ya'akov 050-5733276 or Teddy 052-5017141. It is especially important to let us know as soon as
possible if you can come with a car - so that we can make better preparations.
help buy products for the convoy, and defray other expenses, can be
transferred via POB 3322,
We have made considerable and lengthy efforts to coordinate this activity. The convoy will depart from organized rendezvous points at predetermined hours, in order to arrive together and create a long convoy. The rendezvous points are as follows:
Solel Boneh Square (buses & private cars)
Arlozorov Railway Station (buses)
Reading Parking Lot (private cars, joined by the buses from Arlozorov )
Teddy Parking Lot (private cars, joined by the buses from Liberty Bell
University Gate (buses & private cars)
and cloth banners for the buses will be available at the rendezvous points.
Please arrive in time to 'decorate' the cars. Everybody is asked to bring from home commodities needed in
The convoy will set out in all weather conditions, please come ready for rain and/or muddy ground. (Rain does not stop the siege, nor will it stop the protest against the siege!)
By unanimous decision of the organizing committee, participants are asked not to fly flags of any kind, whether representing nationality, party, ideology or anything else. Please respect this decision, to avoid unpleasantness which may distract us from the main purpose. Thank you!
Those who arrive in their cars are asked to tie a symbolic aid package to the roof of the car (if you were not able to do it before arriving, please bring the products and a rope with you, and we will help you tie them at the rendezvous).
We also ask all of you to bring drums, whistles, and those who have them - a shofar, in order to make a huge outcry of breaking down the wall of the siege. Please bring food and drink for a whole day.
firstname.lastname@example.orgTalia Shiff 052-3738832
email@example.comMoshe Pesach 050-9702338
Gush Shalom, Combatants for Peace, Coalition of Women for Peace, ICAHD - The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Bat Shalom, Bat Tzafon for Peace & Equality, Balad, Hadash, Adalah, Tarabut-Hithabrut, Physicians for Human Rights, Alternative Information Center, Psychoactive - Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights, ActiveStills, Student Coalition Tel-Aviv University, New Profile, Machsom Watch, PCATI - Public Committee Against Torture, Yesh Gvul, Gisha, Social TV on the internet, Faculty for Israel-Palestine Peace.
Details on the Palestinian International Campaign to End the Siege to which we are allied: http://www.end-gaza-siege.ps/IndexEn.htm