Asian activists latest to try breaking Gaza blockade

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 4, 2010 17:26

Turkey — The Islamic charity that sponsored the May 31 Gaza-bound aid flotilla that Israeli commandos boarded, said activists from Asia are planning to send an aid convoy to Gaza in another effort to break Israel's naval blockade.

The Turkish charity IHH said Monday that 500 activists from a dozen countries will take part in the new convoy that hopes to reach Gaza by Dec. 27.

It said the activists will set off from India by land on December  2, cross Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Syria, then try to reach Gaza by sea. IHH will organize the Turkish leg of the trip.

The group sponsored the Gaza-bound aid flotilla that was intercepted by Israeli commandos May 31.


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