Join the International Campaign to Send Ships With Medical and Relief Assistance to Gaza
November 25, 2023
The horrific 49-day Israeli attack on the civilian population of Gaza continues with over 15,000 Palestinians dead, including more than 6,150 children, and more than 36,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip. Virtually all of the 2.3 million residents of Gaza have been forced into the southern half of the tiny enclave. Two-hundred and twenty-six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israeli attacks have put 27 of 35 hospitals across Gaza out of operation, according to the World Health Organization.
Bakeries, grain mills, agricultural land, water and sanitation facilities have been destroyed by Israeli attacks.
Throughout the entire Gaza Strip, including southern Gaza, at least 56,000 buildings appear to be damaged.
At least 13,200 structures have also been damaged in southern Gaza, below the evacuation line that Israel established on Oct. 13 when it ordered all northern residents of Gaza to relocate to the south.
The U.N. estimates that across all parts of Gaza, over 41,000 homes — 45% of Gaza’s total housing stock — are too damaged by Israeli forces to be lived in.
Six thousand Israeli/U.S. bombs have been dropped on Gaza in 45 days; in 2019, the U.S. dropped 7,400 bombs in Afghanistan in one year. According to Airwars, Israel’s bombardment has become one of the most intense air campaigns since World War II.
To address the unfathomable needs in Gaza, U.S. Boats to Gaza announces its participation in the International Campaign to Save Gaza. As a part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition, we join with organizations in the Middle East to sponsor a number of cargo ships with medical and humanitarian supplies for the people of Gaza. As announced in the November 23, 2023 press conference in Istanbul, the ships will sail as soon as possible and hopefully by the end of December 2023 as medical and relief supplies are purchased and loaded onto the ships.
We need your donations to purchase these supplies and to operate the ships. A donation is tax-deductible through our 501(c)(3) partner Nonviolence International, EIN 52-1645787.
Please donate here.
There will be an opportunity for a limited number of passengers to be on the ships. We encourage members of the medical professions to be on board. To apply to be a passenger please fill out this form or email us and we will contact you.
If you would like to be known as a participant in “Save Gaza” but can’t be on the boats, consider donating the amount of a round-trip ticket to Istanbul ($1000) and we will place your name on a plaque that will sail on one of the boats.
Please donate here.
We will be keeping you informed of the status of this appeal and details of the sailing of the ships on our U.S. Boats to Gaza website and by weekly newsletter updates.
Read the Strategic Objectives and the Policies and Guiding Values of the international “Save Gazza” campaign here.
Please donate to the “Save Gazza” through U.S. Boats to Gaza here.
Free, Free Palestine! End the Blockade of Gaza!!
Alex, Kit, Ellen, Ann, and Sherri
Steering Committee, US BOATS TO GAZA
Image: Palestinians inspect the ruins of Watan Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza city, on October 8, 2023. Photo: Wafa