Monday, 2 January 2012

Haniyeh visits Mavi Marmara flotilla ship in show of solidarity with Turkey and IHH aid group

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Hamas premier of the Gaza Strip has visited a ship docked in Turkey that in 2010 was the target of a deadly raid by Israeli troops seeking to prevent an aid flotilla reaching the Palestinian territory.

The visit Monday by Ismail Haniyeh was a show of solidarity with the Islamic aid group IHH, which had planned to send the Mavi Marmara vessel with another Gaza flotilla last year but then dropped the plan.

On the Istanbul dock, Haniyeh denounced the Israeli blockade of Gaza. more