Mousa Taher

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Mousa Taher

Mousa Taher was, born in Wellington with a Palestinian father and Pakeha mother. Mr Taher is a convert to Islam and speaks Arabic.


23 years old in 2010. Married. Born and raised in Wellington. Recently shifted to South Auckland. Holds a Diploma in Journalism. Worked for both a weekly and daily newspaper. Over 100 articles and photos published in the mainstream media. Will study at Auckland University in 2011 to open up a secondary school teaching career. Active in Wellington Palestine Group. [1]

Kia Ora Gaza

Viva Palestina founder George Galloway (centre) congratulates the Kia Ora Gaza team for their significant contribution to the success of the international aid convoy to Gaza. From left: Roger Fowler, Julie Webb-Pullman, Pat O'Dea, Hone Fowler, Mousa Taher and Chris van Ryn

In October 2010, a six-person Kia Ora Gaza team was part of the huge Gaza aid convoy that successfully broke Israel’s blockade a few days ago to deliver desperately-needed medical supplies along with a message of international solidarity.

“Our Kiwi volunteers are authentic heros who put their bodies on the line to help people in need on the other side of the world,” said Grant Morgan, co-organiser of Kia Ora Gaza.

“We are celebrating their historic victory with a welcome home ceremony upon their arrival at the airport. We invite all supporters of Kia Ora Gaza to join in this special occasion.”

“We hope a big crowd will turn out to honour Roger Fowler, Chris van Ryn, Julie Webb-Pullman, Pat O'Dea, Mousa Taher and Hone Fowler, our six courageous Kiwis returning from Gaza.”[2]



  1. Biographies of six-person Kiwi Team to Gaza
  2. [ Welcome home ceremony for Kia Ora Gaza team on Sunday, Kia Ora Gaza media release, 27 October 2010}