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THE OLIVA CPS GAZA NEEDS YOUR HELP

Cps Gaza is in urgent financial need to purchase critical equipment needed for the boat, general running coasts and repairs.
The Oliva is a small motor vessel manned by international observers monitoring  human rights violations against Palestinian fishermen in Palestinian territorial water.
Since one year, Oliva has been accompanying Palestinian fishermen off of the coast of Gaza on an average of three times per week. The crew of the Oliva boat is composed by a Palestinian captain and international observers. The crew, equipped with video cameras and radios to maintain permanent contact with the land team, has reported and documented several threats and attacks by the Israeli Navy towards fishermen even within the 3 nautical miles limit unilaterally imposed by Israel: firing at small fishing boats, circling them, swamping them by water cannon.
The Oliva itself has become a target, with repeated assaults on it by military navy vessels.
Since the launch of the Oliva, hundreds of fishermen have been shot at, dozens have been arrested, including children, numerous have been injured and several vessels have been confiscated.
Israel has been unilaterally imposing restrictions on Palestinian fishermen’s access to the sea, progressively reducing this area from 20 nautical  miles to currently 3 nautical miles, preventing the fishermen to access 85 per cent of the maritime areas they are entitled to according to the 1994 Gaza-Jericho Agreement.
Due to these restrictions in the past ten years the number of active fishermen  has dramatically reduced by 65% and is down to 3,500 people.
It is only with you help that the Oliva can continue to protect and monitor the palestinians territorial waters and allow Palestinian fishermen to work in safe conditions.
Cps Gaza calls on organisations and individuals to insure the continuation of the project.
Show your solidarity with the Palestinian fishermen by contributing  as much or as little as possible.
There are several ways to contribute to the work of Civil Peace Service Gaza
You can donate with Paypal following the DONATE link on the CPSGaza websitehttp://www.cpsgaza.org/
Or you can send your donation to the CPSG bank account
Account holder: Associazione per la Pace – Banca Popolare Etica
Reason for transfer: OLIVA – GAZA
IBAN: IT 27 F 05018 03200 000000504090
BIC: CCRTIT2T84A (only for foreign transfers)Also, you can send your donation directly to the CPSG bank account in Gaza
(wire tranfer fees will be approximately 20 €)
Account holder: Palestinian Association for Fishing and Marine Sports
Reason for transfer: OLIVA – GAZA
Bank of Palestine
Bank No 89
Remal Branch – Gaza
Account No 107137
Branch No. 454
Swift code: PALSPS22
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