Saturday, February 04, 2012

New Turkish aid ship for Gaza - going through Ashdod

Could it be that Turkey learned a lesson?

A Turkish ship carrying medical aid for people in Gaza has arrived at Ashdod Port in Israel, Turkish Deputy Premier Bekir Bozdag confirmed Saturday.

Bozdag was quoted by Turkish daily, Zaman, that innocent civilians not only die by shelling but can be killed by the strict siege they are being held under, which prevents the entry of food, medicine and other basic needs.

He said his country had presented a request to the Israeli Defence Ministry, to allow safe passage for the aid ship in October last year.

The ship carries aid worth USD 1.5 million to the Gazans.
If they would have done that in 2010, nine lives would have been saved.