The International Coalition to End the Illegal Siege of Gaza formed after Israel’s 22-day assault on Gaza in winter 2008-09.
To mark the one year anniversary of the Israeli attack the coalition is mobilizing an international contingent for a nonviolent march alongside the people of Gaza on January 1, 2010 in order to end the illegal blockade.
The coalition conceives this march as part of a broader strategy to end the Israeli occupation by targeting nonviolently its flagrant violations of international law from the house demolitions and settlements to the curfews and torture.
I heartily endorse the Gaza Freedom March, organized by Code Pink and others, for January 1, 2010.
I write from Gaza City on a humid evening.
Eyes wide open, directly, with much pain in my heart, I offer photographic testimony to the large scale suffering of my friends and compatriots in Gaza. I suspect they would be very willing to welcome international walkers of the Gaza Freedom March at the Gaza side of the illegal border with Israel. Please, as many as possible, consider participating at whatever level is appropriate for you: endorsement, actual participation, financial help, spreading the word.