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Turkish Aid Boats to Gaza Form Floating Island If Israeli Navy Intercepts them


IHH: We will form floating island of ships if Israeli navy intercepted them

  [20/05/2010 - 09:00 AM ]


The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has announced it would create a floating island of ships off Gaza shores in the event the Israeli occupation forces navy intercepted and blocked their ships' convoy to help the besieged people of the Gaza Strip.

However, the foundation urged the Israeli occupation authority not to block the way of the convoy, stressing that the goal was humanitarian and the ships were loaded with goods badly needed by the people of Gaza to survive, and that the ships carry no prohibited or military items.

For his part, Mohammed Kaya, the IHH representative in the Gaza Strip, pointed out that his foundation would invite all civil society foundations and those of live conscience to join the proposed floating island till the convoy arrives to Gaza, stressing that organizers of the convoy were determined to carry out their mission and to enter the Strip.

He also pointed out that the Turkish help to the Palestinian people would continue, and that the convoy includes Turkish and foreign supporters of the Palestinian cause.

Kaya's remarks came as he received two officials from Hamas Movement, MP Dr. Mohammed Shehab, and Jamal Skeik who hailed the Turkish noble stands in supporting the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in alleviating the burden of the unjust Israeli siege on it.

Both Hamas officials also welcomed the release of Izzat Shahin, the IHH representative in the West Bank, after the IOF troops arrested him a couple of weeks ago.

"We in Hamas Movement follow up all the help and efforts extended by the Turkish humanitarian foundations, and we are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the convoy, which is the biggest of its kind since the Israeli embargo was imposed on the Gaza people…and we are also determined like you to break the siege with all means", underlined Shehab during the meeting.

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