Turkish activists renew intent to sail 'flotilla' to Gaza

August 11, 2014 14:31

A Turkish aid group said on Monday it would send ships again to Gaza to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The flotilla, called “Freedom Flotilla II,” is being organized by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the same organization that was behind the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

Israel Navy commandos boarded the ship, were attacked, and killed nine of the attackers.

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