A group of international activists said that one of their boats had left Cyprus bound for Gaza carrying medical supplies and trying to break an Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory.
Free Gaza Group spokesman Ramzi Kysia confirmed that the 66-foot yacht SS Dignity, carrying a dozen passengers, left Larnaca Monday evening. He said it was due to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday, carrying a ton of medical supplies.
The group has previously made three successful boat trips to Gaza.
Kysia said the group's intention is not solely to supply Gaza.
"Gaza doesn't need charity, it needs an end to the siege," Kysia said. "We are taking political action to break the siege and to encourage other countries to take similar action."