Saturday, October 11, 2008

SS Free Gaza Passengers Speak in Manchester

SS Free Gaza Passengers Speak in Manchester. P1:

"Manchester University, England. 8th October 2008. The university society Action Palestine holds a meeting on the 'Crisis in Gaza'. The speakers are two passengers who travelled on the SS Free Gaza which sailed between Cyprus and Gaza in the summer of 2008--breaching the Israeli blockade and siege of the strip. The boat journey was organised by the Free Gaza Movement--an umbrella group of hundreds of Palestinian solidarity organisations internationally which seeks to monitor the human rights situation in Gaza and to challenge the Israeli blockade through non-violent methods.

The first speaker is Musheir el Farra. Originally from Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Musheir is married to Dr. Wesam Al Qarra and has three children. Born in Khan Younis on 25 May 1961, he is a civil and structural engineer in the UK, from where he also coordinates support for four children's projects in the Gaza Strip: Al Asria Children's Library project in Jabalia refugee camp; 'New Horizons' children's centre in Nussairat refugee camp; 'Never Stop Dreaming' Children's Centre in Khan Younis, and the 'Children's Mobile Library'. He made a documentary film called 'Voices through the Rubble' about the situation in the Gaza Strip in 2004 and is making another documentary about the visit of Al Asria children Folk dance group to Britain in 2005. In 2007
This clip shows Musheir el Farra speaking at the event."

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