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Circus to Palestine and Gaza

27 November, 2010

Recent Reports From Palestine and Gaza

Wednesday 1st of DecemberEaston Community Centre 6.30pm

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989),
Article 31, recognizes

‘the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage
in play and recreational activities appropriate to the
age of the child and to participate freely in cultural
life and the arts.’

In September 2010 two clowns from Bristol went to
Palestine to spread smiles and laughter and to give children
who live under occupation and in intense conditions the
chance to play and be children.

These clowns performed throughout  the West Bank
and eventually made it in to the gaza strip. They did 75 shows
in 7 weeks in refugee camps, UNWRA schools, streets and parks.
Performing to over 80,000 children.

In West bank they faced soldiers throwing tear gas got refused
entrance through a checkpoint and heard horrific stories of
many human rights violations.

After getting through the Rafah border into Gaza they drank tea
in the vip lounge with hamas officials, went to the crisp tunnel
and saw the destruction and devestation caused by the israeli
offensive.

They invite you to a reflective talk about the journey they made,
the people they met, the experiences they had and a detailed
report on the humantarian crisis that Palestinians suffer
each day

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