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“Education is a right. Yet throughout history, societies have used access to education as a weapon of oppression. We refuse to let Israel blockade our students’ thirst for knowledge. We welcome working with Free Gaza and others to break this siege against our people’s greatest resource.”
Dr. Haidar Eid, professor at Al-Aqsa University
The Free Gaza movement launched the RIGHT TO READ campaign last June. In partnership with Al-Aqsa University, we set up an account at Amazon.com for people to order books that were destroyed by Israel
during Operation Cast Lead.
To date, we have collected over 100 books in the U.S. and Cyprus, and we are asking again for your support.
This is not a charitable endeavor, but an act of solidarity and resistance to Israel’s chokehold on Gaza as well as their attempt to
deny Palestinians an education. According to UNRWA, Israel’s blockade prevents ink, paper, books, crayons and other learning material into
Our first shipment will go on the cargo ship this spring. We want to take in thousands of books along with at least ten tons of paper,
since Israel refuses even paper to come into the schools.
The RIGHT TO READ campaign accepts all new or used books. Universities in Gaza have sent us the lists of what they need. To order books or to see if you might have them already, please check U.S. COMPILED WISH LIST or the U.K. COMPILED WISH LIST.
The list is published in Amazon.com, and you can check the books that are needed by clicking on this link.http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html/178-2937023-1407825?ie=UTF8&type=wishlist&id=3QG1GPX6HD6E
You may send books directly to Cyprus or to the Free Gaza collection site nearest you.
Free Gaza Movement
Digenthios and Avgousta Court
Nigrid Street 6018 Apt 203
Free Gaza US Collection Site
PO Box 5772
Rockville, MD 20855
For more information regarding the campaign, please contact: