All-female aid ship to set out from Lebanon to Gaza

June 15, 2010 21:47

A group of Lebanese women led by the wife of an imprisoned Lebanese general announced Tuesday that they were planning to send an aid ship to Gaza with an all-female crew.

Samar Hajj, whose husband Ali Hajj has been in jail for four years in connection with the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, declared that the female activists were "all independent women who believe in breaking the siege on Gaza."She stated that she and the 50 other women who had signed up as passengers on the ship 'Mariam' - Muslims and Christians alike - were not associated with Hizbullah and had no political affiliations.

"This has nothing to do with Hizbullah, although it is an honor for us to be supporters of the resistance," she said.

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