Saturday, May 14, 2011

Next IHH ship will not attempt to break the Gaza blockade

From IHH:

The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is to send a new aid ship with a capacity of 1000 tons to Gaza. The ship will be taking construction materials, textile products and medicine to Gaza and will set sail on May 31, the 1st anniversary of an Israeli attack on the “Freedom Flotilla,” which killed nine peaceful activists.

The ship will have been sent to Gaza before the departure of the 2nd “Freedom Flotilla” and will dock at Egypt’s Arish Port. Aid supplies will be loaded to trucks here which will then be transported to Gaza through the Rafah Border Crossing which was opened to Gazans after the public revolution in Egypt.

Note that they say the ship has a capacity of 1000 tons, not that they will fill it!

(h/t Kramerica)