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Activists visit Gaza to witness aftermath of war

From Monday’s Globe and Mail

March 9, 2009 at 4:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — They are organic farmers, art gallery owners, writers and activists – regular people. And this week they are doing what Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon would not do on his trip to the Middle East last week: They’re visiting the war-ravaged Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

The visitors include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and about 60 other people who arrived over the weekend to celebrate International Women’s Day and see for themselves what life is like for Palestinians after Israel’s devastating 22-day offensive.