RAMALLAH, May 30 (JMCC) - Some 30 British aid workers will join a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in June, reports the
The fleet of ships will set out to break a sea blockade of the Gaza Strip just over one year after Israeli commandos killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American on a similar flotilla.
Activists plan to congregate on Tuesday in London to remember the aid workers killed and to raise the profile of the new mission.
One of the event organisers, Ismail Patel, chairman of Friends of Al Aqsa, was on board the Mavi Marmara ship on which all nine aid workers died.
He said: It is important that we do not forget the nine martyrs who were killed by Israeli commandos while trying to take aid to Gaza which has been under Israeli siege for six years.
We must also draw attention to the desperate situation in Gaza, where basic food supplies are limited and reconstruction materials are banned.
Despite Israel's scare tactics there will be 600 people from 40 countries on board the Freedom Flotilla II who will be representing millions of people around the word in opposing Israel's imprisonment of 1.6 million Gazans.