Saturday, 9 April 2011

13 killed by Israel in past 24 hours as convoys get ready to break Gaza siege

13 killed in the past 24 hours but that won't stop the aid convoy heading to Gaza.
ANTALYA, (PIC)-- President of the Turkish IHH relief society Bulent Yildirim has confirmed that Gaza aid convoys will continue by land, air and sea as the Turkish Mavi Marmara gears for its next journey from Europe.

He said so during a ceremony in Antalya in memory of the nine Turks who were shot dead when Israeli occupation forces raided the Mavi Marmara ship while on its route to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip last May.

Yildirim announced that the Mavi Marmara will set sail once again but this time from Europe in a Gaza flotilla running under the same name as the first. 15-20 ships are slated to be launched from everywhere in the world, he said.

”Israel must know that the Mediterranean doesn't belong to it,” Yildirim said. "This sea and land convoys will continue.” more