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A flotilla of ships titled the "Viva Palestina" convoy will leave from London, Casablanca in Morroco and Doha in Qatar on September 18, according to an opinion article by George Galloway in Friday's edition of the British socialist daily the Morning Star.
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The flotilla will seek to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Galloway states in the article that now that the siege on Gaza is being
condemned by the EU, UN, many governments and every major international
aid agency, "we are at a moment when pressure can be brought to bear as
never before to frustrate Israel's moves to crush the Palestinians."
Galloway expressed encouragement at British Prime Minister David Cameron's speech from last month
in Turkey in which he equated Gaza to a prison camp and condemned
Israel for the raid on the Mavi Marmara
in which nine pro-Palestinian
activists were killed by IDF naval commandos.
In addition to the launching of the new flotilla to take advantage of
the momentum that has built up against the blockade, Galloway called for
the nations of the world to isolate Israel as apartheid South Africa
was isolated in order to challenge the Jewish state's "criminal policy."
Galloway, a former British MP and veteran anti-Israel activist, first announced
plans for the "Viva Palestina" flotilla in June, shortly after
attending the funerals of the Turkish activists killed aboard the Mavi
Israel is currently conducting a probe into the raid
of the Mavi Marmara
led by former Supreme Court justice Jacob Turkel. The UN is carrying out an international investigation into the flotilla
led by former New Zealand prime minister Geoffrey Palmer.