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Kiwi’s breaking the silence, and breaking the siege

Kiwi’s breaking the silence, and breaking the siege

Members of the Kia Ora Gaza team will be in Wellington on Monday 6 December to report back on their trip to Gaza to the local public, in a presentation called "Voices from Gaza."

In September, Kia Ora Gaza sent a six-person team as part of the Viva Palestina 5 aid convoy to Gaza. The Kiwi team was funded by public donations, and their task was to deliver desperately-needed medical and educational supplies, and to convey a strong message of international solidarity.

As they travelled through Europe, Turkey and Syria the team met many thousands of Palestinian refugees forced to flee to other countries, and who are desperate to return to their homes. On arrival in Gaza they met many thousands more trying to stay in their homes and suffering incredible privations as a result of continued Israeli military attacks, and an economic blockade.

The day after the convoy arrived in Gaza, the Israeli Embassy in Wellington said: “Israel stresses again that there is no lack of any goods in Gaza and certainly no humanitarian crisis whatsoever.”

Judge for yourself - come to St John’s in the City at 6.15pm on Monday 6 December to hear “Voices from Gaza” and see an illustrated presentation of the convoy experience - on the road, in the camp, and what they found when they arrived.

With their generosity to the humanitarian aid effort for Gaza, Kiwis showed that they have both hearts and consciences. Your ongoing support will help us keep the pressure on by breaking the silence, and breaking the siege.

Where: St Johns in the City, Corner of Willis and Dixon Street, Wellington

When: Monday 06 December, 6:15 pm.

ENDS

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