Free Palestine Movement plans to send plane to Gaza

Channel 2 reports that organization to send aid to the Strip without flying over Israeli or Egyptian airspace; group says success based on not showing threat.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 5, 2010 21:09
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Gaza Truck 311. (photo credit: Yaakov Lappin)

 
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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.”

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.

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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, ending with the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard the Mavi Marmara.

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