Passenger among the Free Gaza 21.
The following video is the last footage taken onboard the Spirit Of Humanity before its voyage, to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, was prematurely halted by Isreali special forces. It shows the atmosphere inside the cabin as the crew try to negotiate with the Isreali ship via radio.
Palestinian American, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. Married to Adam Shapiro, another ISM cofounder. They met whole working together with Seeds of Peace in Jerusalem.
'Love under the fire', 31 May 2003
Huwaida Arraf in action - talk about bravery
Korean TV, 28 January 2008
Free Gaza and Palestine, July 2009http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090803/arraf
Last month I led a group of twenty-one human rights workers on a boat from Cyprus to challenge Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. We carried toys, medicine, olive tree saplings, toolkits, a fifty-kilo bag of cement and school supplies on our small converted ferry boat...
And though in his widely hailed Cairo speech President Obama made an implicit call for nonviolence as the means to challenge the Israeli occupation, the Obama administration made no public statement on our behalf--nor did it do so three months ago, when my dear friend Bassem Abu Rahme was killed while nonviolently protesting Israeli expansionism in the West Bank that threatens to destroy his village of Bil'in.