"It may not be the reunion fans were hoping for, but Pink Floyd have come together to support a pro-Palestinian activist group.
The Women’s Boat to Gaza is part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. It contains 13 women, including the 1976 Nobel peace laureate from Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire, and it journeyed from Barcelona to Gaza in September in order to bring attention to the Israeli’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip..."
"Two journalists from Al Jazeera who were on board Zaytouna-Oliva have been freed from illegal captivity and have safely reached London and Moscow. Our lawyers advise that all of the other women participants except one have been freed from illegal captivity.
During the attack on the boat and their capture, the women insisted that the actions of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) were illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel..."
More updates at: https://wbg.freedomflotilla.org
Please come and join us at our Annual Event:
5th KUALA LUMPUR PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL (KLPFF) 2016
(and CHARITY BAZAAR)
29 & 30 October 2016
White Box & Black Box
MAP KL Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Funds raised from KLPFF 2016 will be channeled for the following projects in Syria for Palestinian Refugees:
* Mobile Clinics in Refugee Camps
* To Supply Milk for Palestinian children in Syria.
Corporate & Individual Sponsorships are most welcomed.
(List of Films to be screened will be released once available.)
Viva Palestina Malaysia started a project at Baddawi Camp, North Lebanon.
Baddawi camp was established in 1955 by UNRWA for Palestinian refugees and is extremely congested with 25,000 inhabitants and new arrivals numbering 12,000 Syrians coming here as well.
Al Haneen Centre works with 250 special needs children suffering from cerebral palsy, blindness , paraplegia, mental retardation, etc at the camp.
Under this project we provided medicines , diapers , water mattresses, walkers and wheelchairs , as well as covered the cost of physiotherapy sessions. Alhamdulillah a total of 83 disabled children benefited from this project , implemented by Dr Majdi and Alshifaa Medical Services
For Immediate Release
20 September 2016
Ajaccio, Corsica, France: The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva) left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30 this morning. It is due to arrive later this week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where it will dock for the last time, prior to sailing to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza.
One of the participants aboard, Lisa Gay Hamilton said: “It is an honor to be here and join this extraordinary group of women. This issue is bigger than me, than any of us. As a mother, as a daughter, as a sister, I cannot help thinking of Palestinian women in Gaza, who live in an open-air prison because of the occupation. It is so painful to think of them, we have to take action to end the blockade of Gaza.” A full list of the participants on this leg is available at: https://wbg.freedomflotilla.org/participants.
Palmira Manusco, one of the local organisers in Messina said: “We are very pleased to host the women on Zaytouna-Oliva before they embark on this historic voyage.” During their stay in Messina, all of the women will participate in non-violence training, whilst finalising supplies and equipment for the boat.
A previous Freedom Flotilla Coalition ship, the Marianne av Göteborg from Sweden, departed from Sicily last year. It however was raided in international waters by the Israeli Occupation Forces. When asked whether the Zaytouna-Oliva will reach its destination, Manusco replied: “Our destination remains the conscience of humanity. It is up to every one of us to help them succeed in this.”
The Women’s Boat to Gaza is an initiative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition composed of civil society organizations and campaigns from more than a dozen countries.
For more information: Freedom Flotilla Italy
http://www.freedomflotilla.it/ or for general information visit www.womensboattogaza.org
Distribution of Qurban Meat to Palestinian needy families (DQMP)
Funded By: VPM
Implemented By: Dar Al Quran Al Karim Wa Sunnah (DQWS)
DQWS implemented DQMP on 3'rd day of Eid al-Adha. 2 calves and 2 sheep were slaughtered locally and their meat was distributed to 650 needy families (1 KG of pure meet for each beneficiary) in all governorates of Gaza Strip, DQMP concentrated on poor and needy families who can't afford to buy fresh meat as a result of the siege and spreading unemployment in Gaza Strip.
All of Gaza Strip governorates were covered according to percentage of population.
1. Poor families who lack income sources.
2. Orphans and widows.
3. Patients and disabled persons.
4. People who live in randomized and marginalized areas.
5. Workers involved in the slaughtering.
VPM continues to do qurban in Palestine. Photos below show Hani Thuraya our rep selecting the cows for qurban, the qurban and some of the recipients of the qurban meat.
"Hey all my friends,
The following final Video , by my amazing swimming stuff member Monther Rasheed , is dedicated to the contribution by Viva Palestine Malaysia which allowed elementary free swimming lessons for more than 130 deprived and war afflicted children from north Gaza and was held during last June/July.
Thanks again VPM for this great contribution.. Thanks again Norma Hashimand Hani Thraya for your efforts. Thanks The Italian Center for Cultural exchange headed by Meri Calvelli for your contribution to the rehabilitation of the sea swimming pool and Bait Lahia Municipality for offering the place on the Beach"
- Amjed Tantesh
This was a lovely project.
There were no summer camps this year due to funding cuts at the UN so we (VPM) were glad to be able to bring some joy to the kids with these swimming classes .
120 Palestinian kids were offered free swimming lessons that was funded by Viva Palestina Malaysia and they graduated from the course after 20 days of swimming lessons.
The project was implemented by North Gaza Cultural Center and supervised by Rowad Society for Social development with the contribution from The Italian Center for Cultural Exchange in Gaza who built the swimming pool.
Our thanks to all VPM donors who contributed towards this project. We hope we can enable more Palestinian kids to enjoy their summer season by doing activities such as this one in order to reduce the stresses and suffering they endure daily in Gaza.Watch video:
"More churches are called upon to join the prophetic and courageous action for peace by studying and responding to the Kairos Palestine call. Working for justice cannot but include informing about the truth of occupation, respecting and ensuring respect to international law, revisiting theologies that sanctioned occupation and oppression, support active nonviolence as the right of the oppressed and ‘come and see’ in search of the liberating truth."
Project No. (04/2016)
Light Camp (5) - Memorisation of Al Quran Al Karim by blind students.
Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM) and Al Fitrah foundation in cooperation with Dar Al Quran Al Karim Wa Sunnah (DQWS) and the Palestinian Ministry of Education - Gaza Strip held the ceremony for the Light Camp (5).
DQWS honored the students who memorised new parts of Al Quran & the winners in the Second Ramadan competition for memorisation of Surat Ali-Imran. More than 100 blind persons with their families participated in this event.
15 blind students in Light Camp (5) memorised Surah Ali-Imran
150 blind persons in Gaza Strip competed in "Second Ramadan competition for blind persons in memorizing Surat Ali-Imran.
I am seated with Al Hafiz Dr Fadi one of three recipients of this ivy scholarship in 2013. He is tonight one of the high achiever award recipient! And he won one of the 4 top awards.
For 2016 there were 6 Palestinian winners. The sister and guy to my right. 4 yet to arrive out of Gaza & West Bank!
- Project No. 04/2016 - Light Camp 5 "Memorization of Al Quran Al Karim by blind students"
- Closing Ceremony for VPM project No. 05/2016 - Enjoy and Learn Swimming
- Project 6/2016 - Ramadan Food Voucher
- Micro-credit projects to financially empower families in Palestine
- BDS Malaysia on planned FIFA Congress 2017