Thousands of books from Brighton and around the UK have arrived safely in Gaza
Local activists worked flat out back in the summer to collect books for Samir Mansour’s bookshop that had been destroyed by an Israeli air strike during the assault in May.
Our local members and supporters donated hundreds and hundreds of books, which we delivered to the central collection point in October.
Since then, we could only hope that the books would get to Gaza safely.
We’ve now heard that three enormous shipments of books, amounting to over 100,000 books, have arrived safely.
You can watch the video of the first shipment arriving here – including Samir unpacking the first pallets of books. If you can’t access Instagram, you can see the video on the Facebook page for our comrades Hastings & Rye PSC.
And you can read The Guardian’s coverage here.