In Gaza, God Goes Surfing With The Devil

Abby Zimet

"We are the surfers of Gaza," begins the website for the Gaza Surf Club,
a group of young Gazans struggling, against all odds and the Israeli
blockade, to find some peace in the sea. For now, they can't: the
Israelis are holding 20 surfboards donated to them. For background on
groups like Surfing for Peace and Gaza Surf Relief, go here. Go here to learn about "God Went Surfing With The Devil", a movie being made about the surfers and their U.S. and Israeli supporters.


Our Summer Campaign Is Underway

Support Common Dreams Today

Independent News and Views Putting People Over Profit

"Surfing is like freedom. When I practice my freedom, I feel like I have broken the siege."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article

More in: