Gaza Truck 311.
(photo credit: Yaakov Lappin)
The California-based Free Palestine Movement has announced plans to send an
airplane filled with humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, Channel 2 reported on
Sunday. According to the organization’s Web site, activists plan to “challenge
the Israeli blockade of Gaza by air.”
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The group reportedly plans to break
the blockade by entering Gaza’s air space without flying over Israeli or
Egyptian territory. Success, the Web site said, depends on showing that the
effort poses no military threat.
Channel 2 identified the aid as
consisting of communication equipment.
The Free Palestine Movement took
part in the flotilla that attempted to reach the Gaza Strip on May 31,
with the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard the Mavi Marmara.