New aid convoy to be sent soon to Gaza by sea
Turks, Arab and foreign activists revealed here Friday during a meeting that a new aid convoy will be directed to the besieged Gaza strip by sea under the slogan of ?Freedom is the Last Port?.
The convoy consisting of 20 vessels will leave Turkey next month, head of the Turkish Relief Foundation (IHH) Bulent Yildrim said, asserting that these vessels will not stop till they reach Gaza.
Yildrim added that the main goal behind this marine convoy to is break the siege by sea after it was broken by land and to shed light on the importance of putting an end to the siege.
He went on to say that 50 parliamentarians from the European Union are going to participate in this convoy that will be protected since its launch and till its arrival by media coverage in order to let the world watch what will happen, stressing that the convoy will find consolation in making Gazans feel that they are not alone.
Yildrim pointed out that vessels will carry to the besieged sector some building materials like cement, iron, electricity generators, drugs and medical appliances, besides tools of education.
Activist in the European campaign for lifting siege from Gaza Mazin Kahil drew attentions that there is no legal obstacle hindering the docking of this convoy in Gaza port.
He also affirmed that the campaign is resolved upon breaking the unjust blockade imposed by the Israeli occupation and called on the international community to swiftly move to end it.
The IHH had before participated in organizing the ?Life Line 3″ convoy last January and it is expected for vessels belonging to the US, Greece, France, Italy, Germany, Malaysia and Venezuela to with the accompaniment of a big number of human rights activists, civil society representatives and journalists.