Sailing Winds Of Freedom With Kids From Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinian children will be launching mini-Arks from the port of Gaza out to sea ( The event begins at 12:30PM Gaza Time, on Saturday November 30th, in the Port of Gaza, near Gaza’s Ark.

The effects of the blockade on children in Gaza will be described by speakers representing different civil society organizations in Gaza. This mini-Ark action focuses attention to the devastating conditions for children living inside the Gaza Strip, as fuel to run their basic needs and other essentials have been denied to them. Baroness Jenny Tonge writes from Westminster, U.K. “The children of Gaza are trapped in a horrible and life threatening situation through no fault of their own. They do not have enough food, the water is undrinkable and they wade through sewage to and from school, now that the sewage pumps no longer work, due to the mean and cruel actions of the Israeli government.”

U.S. playwright Naomi Wallace adds: “As historian Howard Zinn noted, All wars are wars against children. The Mini Arks are sailing to honor the rights of children, that they may live in peace and safety.  May the strong winds of justice fill their sails.”  Gaza’s Ark and our supporters around the world stand with the children of Gaza today and as long as it takes to end the blockade.

The mini-Arks initiative is supported by a growing number of Palestinian organizations:
Al Amal Institute for orphans –
El Wedad association –
Atfaluna association –
Rehabilitation and development program for women –
Dr. Haider abed el Shafi Center for Training –
Society and Family development association –
For Palestine children ( Atfal Palestine) –
Al Qalaa center for training and development –
Oxygen Youth Group
Talk youth group
Zahrat E-Tfoola
smart star center
National agency for family care
Afaaq Jadida (New Horizons)
Palestinian Women’s Union (PWU)

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