From Ynet news
The only French ship participating in the international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza has left Saturday morning Corsica, with six people on board, according to AFP news agency.
"The entire fleet will sail next week from various Mediterranean ports," he told AFP a committee member coordinating the French countryside, Julien Rivoire. Ships, including two freighters carrying medical supplies, "should reach the port of Gaza at the end of next week," he added.
From Ice News
Danish activists have announced that they will join a new flotilla of boats to the Palestinian Gaza Strip, just over a year after nine civilians were killed on-board a Turkish vessel that tried to break the Israeli blockade.
Together with protest groups from Canada, Belgium and Australia, Danish organisation Free Gaza will join a fleet of 20 in its boat named ‘Tahrir’, meaning ‘freedom’ in Arabic.
They plan to sail from Greece today in an attempt to carry humanitarian goods and construction materials to Gaza City, which has been under Israeli-forced blockade since the Battle of Gaza in 2007. Despite a slight easing of restrictions last year, the United Nations reported last week that almost a fifth of the population live on less than USD 1 a day, with most goods coming into the country via underground tunnels from Egypt. more