The most recent attack on Gaza at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, over 1400 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians. In collaboration with local groups in the West Bank and colleagues in Gaza, the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement (http://www.pcr.ps/) that had been key in founding the International Solidarity Movement (http://palestinesolidarity.org) mobilized the international community to resist and oppose the onslaught. The challenge was the lack of an existing network of organizations working for Palestinian advocacy.
That achievement was quite big for a very new group, that was mostly based on facebook, and many individuals and groups started to contact us to learn from our experience and do the same in their country, from that point we believed that we have to make this group more organized and be able to organize activities globally.
The first step we wanted to do is to register it as an official NGO in Australia since the most active people was over there, despite that the headquarters of it was still in Palestine, but because registering it in Australia will be much faster and easier. Unfortunately we faced so many delays, but that gave us the chance to rethink again about the group and to reorganize our ideas for better achievements and goals.
Now we decided to remain in the Rapprochement center in Palestine, and we decided to start building a global justice network for the Palestinian people and case, we were able to get in touch with key persons that really facilitated the starting process of the network, and now we are doing our first project, which is to build up our network globally, which we believe it can be done very quickly since there are already so many active groups that are willing to coordinate their activities together for a unified goals and mission.