Qatari aid group says it will send boat to Gaza

A Qatari aid organization has said it will send a boat with medical supplies to Gaza in defiance of an Israeli "blockade" of the coastal territory. Abdallah Naema of the group 'Qatar Charity' said Monday that the boat will leave Cyprus on Friday, and it it will also carry Qatari citizens. The announcement came after Israel ordered back a Libyan ship heading to Gaza with humanitarian aid. Arab activists are following the example of Western activists, who sailed into Gaza three times since the summer to draw attention to hardship caused by the blockade.