RAMALLAH, October 4 (JMCC) - A convoy
of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip
is being organised by Pro-Palestinian activists from dozens of Muslim countries. The convoy will mark a renewed effort to break Israel
’s naval blockade of the area.
The Turkish charity IHH, which sponsored a Gaza-bound flotilla that Israeli commandos boarded in a deadly raid last spring, said Monday that some 500 activists would take part in a new flotilla that hopes to reach Gaza by December 27. Read
The activists will set off from India by land on Dec. 2, cross Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Syria, then try to reach Gaza by sea, said a spokesman for the charity. IHH will organize the Turkish leg of the trip.
The group sponsored the Gaza-bound aid flotilla that was intercepted by Israeli commandos May 31. Eight Turkish activists and a Turkish-American died in the raid, which sparked international condemnation.
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