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Northeast Graduate to join the Gaza Freedom March


Joins more than 1,000 delegates from 42 countries, including Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein

Joshua Brollier, a Northeast High school graduate now living in Chicago, will spend his Christmas vacation in the Gaza Strip, participating in the Gaza Freedom March along with Alice Walker and score of other notables.

Departing from Cairo, Egypt, Brollier and more than 1,000 international activists will caravan into Gaza to witness the devastation from last year’s Israeli invasion. On Dec. 31, they will join a projected 50,000 Palestinians in a non-violent march from Northern Gaza to the Erez/Israeli border to call for the border to open. “We are moved by the tremendous response to this march and are heartened that the global community has not forgotten us,” said Haidar Eid, a member of the Organizing Committee inside Gaza.

On the Israeli side of the Erez border Palestinians and Israelis will also be rallying to urge the Israeli government to open the border. “As a believer in the shared dignity and common humanity of all people, I cannot sit idly by while my government sends $3.5 billion a year in military aid to support Israeli policies that lead to the needless suffering, death and displacement of innocent children in Gaza” says Brollier. «Read the rest of this article»

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