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Gaza boats will attempt to break Israel Navy siege on Tuesday

Palestinian fishermen seen waving the Palestinian flag in Gaza’s coast [Anadolu]
MEMO | May 27, 2018

The Gaza Strip will set off a flotilla of ships on Tuesday in a bid to break the 12-year-long Israeli blockade on the Palestinian territory.

“This trip will carry the hopes and dreams of the Palestinian people for freedom,” Salah Abdul-Ati, a member of a Palestinian committee tasked with breaking the siege, told a press conference in the Gaza City on Sunday.

He said the first ship will set sail on Tuesday morning, with a number of injured Gazans and patients aboard.

He, however, did not specify the first stop of the ship.

According to Abdul-Ati, Israeli forces twice attacked boats and ships seeking to break the Israeli siege on Gaza in the past two weeks.

He called on the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority to lift “penalties on the Gaza people to boost their steadfastness and ease the humanitarian crisis caused by the blockade”.

He also appealed to the international community to pressure Israel to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and on international NGOs to provide protection to anti-siege ships.

Tuesday’s Gaza flotilla will coincide with the 8th anniversary of an Israeli attack on the Turkish “Mavi Marmara” flotilla, in which nine Turkish activists were killed when the Israeli navy attacked the vessel in international waters. A tenth activist died nearly four years later, succumbing to injuries sustained during the raid.

The incident served to cause a political crisis between Turkey and Israel, which ended when the latter agreed to Turkish conditions to normalize ties, including offering apology and compensating families of the victims.

Home to nearly two million Palestinians, the Gaza Strip has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2006 when Palestinian resistance group Hamas was voted to power in a parliamentary election.

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3 Comments »

  1. The silence coming from Europe and the USA relating to the Gaza Concentration Camp is DEAFENING…….Israel doesn’t have to ‘GAS’ the occupants of the Concentration Camp……It is just slowly strangling them to death……or shooting them to death.
    Where is the “FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY” and where is the “JUSTICE”???

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 27, 2018 | Reply

  2. Well, I wish them bon voyage, but I fear the Zios will sink them without compunction, chortling “one boatload of goyim less.”

    Comment by traducteur | May 27, 2018 | Reply

  3. Godspeed…but I read just yesterday that the illegal cancerous Zionist entity so-called Israel had attacked/damaged a vessel in Gaza’s Zio-ruined harbor. That vessel was being made seaworthy to sail into nearby international waters some 75 days hence and welcome the just-sailed-from-Europe latest flotilla of humanitarian activists to challenge the siege. The bas*ard Zionists are nothing if not consistent in their sadistic brand of inhumanly psychotic criminality. Godspeed them…to hell.

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 28, 2018 | Reply


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