audio by title 20090104 - sharon lock in gaza - international solidarity movement

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James Moore speaks with Sharon Lock of the International Solidarity Movement in Jabaliya, Gaza. On August 23, 2008, along with 44 activists who had gathered in Cyprus, she landed in Gaza in one of the first boats to make it through Israel's sea blockade in 41 years, she told James.

She spent the previous night riding in ambulances helping collect the wounded in and around Jabaliya, a city in the north of Gaza, where heavy fighting has been reported. We spoke with Sharon the day after Israel's Air Force launched its surprise air assault 10 days ago that has now killed over 500 Palestinians and wounded 2500. 5 Israelis have died, 3 civilians and 2 soldiers since Israel launched its offensive.

A post from Sharon's blog:

People have asked me if I am frightened. What I am frightened by is the enormity of these events, at how few international eyes there are here to witness them, and that it is hard to imagine how it will end.