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Four days of Israeli bombing leave 25 Palestinians dead

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 10:37 am | Kia Ora Gaza

After four days of Israeli aerial bombardments, 25 Palestinians are dead, and dozens more injured. A fragile truce has been announced. Israeli war planes and troops have frequently attacked the Gaza strip since their brutal 22-day invasion three years ... More >>

It's time to return to Palestine

Monday, 12 March 2012, 2:57 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

This weekend of escalating violence in Gaza, the worst since Israel's deadly 'Cast Lead' attacks 3 years ago, has resulted in 16 Gazan deaths and at least 30 injured. More >>

Reports highlight purpose of convoy

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 5:46 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Recent reports of Israel's deliberate flooding of large populated areas of Gaza "highlights the purpose of the team of 4 Kiwi volunteers joining next month's international aid convoy to break the siege of Gaza," says Kia Ora Gaza team leader, Roger Fowler. More >>

Kiwi Team To Join Another Siege-Busting Convoy To Gaza

Friday, 17 February 2012, 10:01 am | Kia Ora Gaza

Kia Ora Gaza is sending another team of Kiwis to join the next international aid convoy to break Israel’s cruel siege on Gaza. The Viva Palestina Arabia 6 convoy departs London on 22 April to travel through Europe and Turkey and then via Egypt ... More >>

Amid war threats, December’s Gaza convoy is postponed

Sunday, 6 November 2011, 1:56 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

UK charity Viva Palestina, lead organiser of an international aid mission to besieged Gaza in late December, today announced the convoy’s postponement for several months. More >>

Support and help needed - Kia Ora Gaza aid mission

Monday, 31 October 2011, 10:49 am | Kia Ora Gaza

In the wake of the Arab Spring surge for democracy, and the Palestinian bid for UN statehood, a team of four Kiwis is preparing to join an international aid convoy to break the illegal siege of Gaza. More >>

Anniversary of siege-busting convoy marked

Monday, 24 October 2011, 1:36 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Labour weekend marked the anniversary of the first Kiwi contingent to arrive in Gaza as part of the historic Viva Palestina international aid convoy. The land convoy, made up of 400 people from 33 nations and 250 vehicles, broke through the Israeli ... More >>

Israel scotched expectation to relax Gaza seige

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 11:19 am | Kia Ora Gaza

The Israeli government has scotched any expectation that it might relax its tight siege on Gaza in the wake of the prisoner exchange. More >>

Significant change in plan for December's Gaza aid convoy

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 3:35 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Almost three years ago Israel’s military onslaught in Gaza, codenamed Operation Cast Lead, killed over 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians and laid waste to the coastal enclave. Today, most Gazan families suffer from mass unemployment, medical shortages, ... More >>

Kiwis to join international civilian initative

Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 9:48 am | Kia Ora Gaza

A group of four Kiwis will soon take part in an historic international mission that could become a major turning point towards peace in Palestine. More >>

Kia Ora Gaza Returns

Friday, 23 September 2011, 4:42 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

As the Palestinian Authority bid for state recognition causes a storm in the UN, a group of 4 Kiwis prepares to join the planned international peace convoy to besiged Gaza in December. Kia Ora Gaza will send the group on the Viva Palestina6 aid mission, ... More >>

Kiwis to join siege-busting convoy to Gaza in December

Monday, 5 September 2011, 5:57 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

As the historic “Arab Spring” surge for democracy sweeps across northern Africa and the Middle East, the time has come for a renewed international push to finally break the cruel & illegal Israeli siege of Gaza. More >>

Gaza: uneasy UN report and another aid convoy

Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:27 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

The Palmer Commission, headed by former NZ prime minister Geoffrey Palmer, was appointed by the UN secretary-general to examine the Israeli attack on Gaza aid ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010. Nine humanitarian volunteers, eight of them Turkish and one Turkish-American, ... More >>

Northern tour by Kiwi eyewitnesses in Palestine

Monday, 20 June 2011, 3:56 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Martin and Lois Griffiths, retired teachers from Christchurch, by twice visiting Israel and the West Bank have learned about the injustices and humiliations that Palestinians face daily. More >>

Kiwi convoyers gear up in wake of Israel's 'whitewash'

Monday, 24 January 2011, 5:48 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Yesterday the Israeli government's hand-picked Turkel Commission claimed that last May's Israeli commando assault on the Gaza aid vessel Mavi Marmara, which left nine civilians shot dead and over 50 wounded, was consistent with international law. So ... More >>

A new year, a new convoy

Monday, 3 January 2011, 12:50 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Why apartheid Israel is getting more brutal, and how Gaza aid convoys bring real hope by Grant Morgan Co-organiser of Kia Ora Gaza 1 January 2011 Israel’s ‘genocidal act’ two years ago A ground invasion by massed regiments from the Middle East’s ... More >>

Welcome home ceremony for Kia Ora Gaza team

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 1:41 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

A six-person Kia Ora Gaza team was part of the huge Gaza aid convoy that successfully broke Israel's blockade a few days ago to deliver desperately-needed medical supplies along with a message of international solidarity. More >>

Video: Convoy Enters Rafah; George Galloway IV

Saturday, 23 October 2010, 1:05 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Hassan Alkatib speaks from Gaza with George Galloway Convoy enters Rafah to warm welcome from Gazans: interview with Kiwi volunteer Hone Fowler ENDS More >>

The Big Day – entry into Gaza!

Saturday, 23 October 2010, 12:49 pm | Kia Ora Gaza

Times: All times given are those of Egypt and Gaza. Their clock is 11 hours behind New Zealand time. Messages: The contents of this bulletin are real time texts from our Kiwi volunteers on their way to Gaza. Texts have been edited for readability. ... More >>

Kiwis on aid convoy which breaks Gaza siege

Friday, 22 October 2010, 10:05 am | Kia Ora Gaza

"History was made early today on the other side of the world," said Grant Morgan, an Auckland-based organiser of Kia Ora Gaza. "The vicious Israeli siege of Gaza has been broken by an international aid convoy of 400 volunteers from 30 countries driving ... More >>



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