Solidarity with Palestine: Swim with Gaza


Mail received at CPNN from Paul O’Brien plus excerpts from the website of Swim with Gaza


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It would be lovely if you could join us on this international solidarity swim with children on Gaza beach on August 26th.

On that day hundreds of children who have learned to swim this summer with be streaming into the sea as part of the Gaza Swimming Festival.

Would you, your friends or family like to take to the water the same day in your own area, and send a video to us?

Maybe you could join the video live stream going to and from Gaza on the day.

See more here: and use the form to leave your details.

Please pass this message onto others who might be interested.

It will be fun for all.

Paul O’Brien
Swim With Gaza

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Excerpts from website of Swim with Gaza

Since 2007 the people of Gaza have been imprisoned. They have no parks, no mountains, no valleys.

But they have the sea.

Their only free space for fun.

Let’s join them in the sea for a solidarity swim. Each year they have a swimming festival on Gaza beach. This is last year’s Gaza Swimming Carnival

This year the Swimming Festival will be held on 26th August.

The kids have already started training in Gaza

So join in wherever you are – Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, Ireland, Brazil or Chile.

Splash, and swim, and paddle and enjoy the sea, together.

Join them in a swim on August 26th, 2023.

Make it a festive day – bring friends and family..




And as you are at it, why not send a message in a bottle to Gaza children, like they did recently in their Letters through the Waves campaign.

Appealing to the Waves: Children of Gaza Prisoners Make Their Case to the Mediterranean

If you would like to be involved, leave your contact details here.