Marine Convoy to be Sent to Gaza Strip

A new aid convoy is scheduled to be sent to the besieged Gaza strip by sea under the slogan of “Freedom is the Last Port”.

The decision was made in meeting held by Turks, Arab and foreign activists in Istanbul on Friday.

According to the head of the Turkish Relief Foundation (IHH) Bulent Yildrim, the marine convoy consisting of 20 vessels will leave Turkey next month.

Yildrim further pointed out that the vessels will not stop till they reach Gaza.

The main goal behind the convoy to is to break the Gaza 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.

The impoverished territory that is home to 1.5 million people has been under siege by Israel for more than 1,000 days.

As Israel controls access to the territory by sea and air, Egypt keeps shut the Rafah border crossing — the sliver’s only border that bypasses Israel.

Egypt is also to block the seaborne Gaza-bound supplies by stepping up security measures at its maritime border with Gaza.

(Press TV)

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