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Report: Gaza-bound Syrian aid ship sets sail
Published Saturday 18/09/2010 (updated) 19/09/2010 13:07
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TARTOUS, Syria (Ma'an) -- An aid boat destined for Gaza set sail Saturday from the Syrian port of Tartous, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

State Minister for the Syrian Red Crescent Basahr Al-Shaar said the ship will bring 650 tons of humanitarian aid, including 40 tons of medical supplies, and will travel to Gaza via the Egyptian port of Al-Arish.

''The Syrian people, from all walks of life, took part in the donations, mainly the NGOs and economic bodies,'' said Al-Shaar told the news site.

Chairman of the Syrian Red Crescent Abdulrahman Al-Attar said he hoped the aid would arrive in Gaza to ease the plight of the Palestinians living in the blockaded coastal enclave.

In August, an all-woman aid boat from Lebanon delayed its plans to set sail for Gaza, after Israel warned it would use force if necessary to prevent the ship from docking. The voyage of the boat, christened "The Mariam," planned to sail from a Greek-controlled Cyprus port, which later said it will not be allowing the ship to travel.

The wave of aid ships hoping to dock in Gaza follows an Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters on 31 May, during which Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish nationals.

Viva Palestina prepares for latest Gaza aid convoy

Jordanian workers' union will send 50 truckloads of aid to Gaza as part of the fifth Viva Palestina convoy, a spokesman for the British organization said Thursday.

Zahir Berawi said 50 trucks from Algeria would also join the European convoy when it reaches Syria in October. The convoy is due to leave London on Saturday and head to the Egyptian Al-Arish port.

New Zealand activist Nicola Enchmarch visited Jordan recently to coordinate the aid, while former British parliamentarian George Galloway visited organizers in Algeria.
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1 ) Joe Kelsall / Ireland
18/09/2010 18:37
Israel is feeling insecure because it has found itself in an untenable position. It cannot take the overt action it would usually take towards then flotillas because the world is watching. Whatever Israel does, it gets unwelcome and unfavourable publicity. This is the way forward. Show Zionism for what it is, an atheistic political power with no regard to the sensibilities of other nations. There is no hiding place for them in the spotlight of the world press. They don't like it.

2 ) Robert Haymond / Canada/Israel
18/09/2010 21:43
The ship will never reach its purported destination. Be assured.

3 ) Anna / US
19/09/2010 05:09
Rob,
The plan is to "travel to Gaza VIA the Egyptian port of Al-Arish"?
Things are almost back to normal, where Gaza is essentially becoming Egypt's problem again!!


4 ) mrandmrskindbud / usa
19/09/2010 06:03
The ship will reach it's destination which is primarily due to many people waking up, facilitating and organizing.

5 ) Elizabeth / USA
19/09/2010 07:54
@ROBERT... Why, is Israel going to murder these humanitarians too? These Israeli Zio-Nazis are being exposed for the murderous terrorists they really are. Viva Palestine!

6 ) Kwozi / oz/nz
19/09/2010 08:42
Oh be assured that they will begin to start reaching their destination Robert, be very assured.

7 ) Sarah / Indonesia
19/09/2010 09:12
#2, I am quiet sure about it, because there are high-level inhuman pirates in the area which has no face in front of the international mentally-healthy-society. the only pirates has no fear including to God.

8 ) Michael / Ireland
19/09/2010 11:40
God keep these good people safe on their journey. God bless Syria

9 ) jill from glasgow / scotland
19/09/2010 14:08
I am not religious and I don't think god has anything to do with this situation. But goodness has and that all the goodness in the world reaches palestine with this convoy, thanks to Syria

10 ) THOMAS W ADAMS / AUSTRALIA
20/09/2010 04:42
Did not Abraham bring down the "Ten Commandments" for the Jewish Peoples to follow? The Israeli people have conveniently placed the Commandments in mothballs, how can they face each other?What Israel is perpetrating against the Palestinian Peoples is great orders of magnitude worse than any "Holocaust". It is as if the Palestinian peoples, right back to the beginning of time, were never entitled to live in that land. Who put them there in the first place? It must have been "God"?

11 ) Mike Levinson / U.S.A.
20/09/2010 19:38
American Jews must speak out against the war crimes committed by the State of Israel! The American people must recognize what most of the rest of the world already knows--that Israel does NOT speak for the Jews of America nor the Jews in other places in the world, and in many cases not even the Jews in Israel! It time to protest even more...Out of the Meetings and Into the Streets!!!

12 ) John King / USA
22/09/2010 06:42
I think what has happened is great. The attack/piracy on the Turkish ship in international waters (something which even the Nazis didn't do) has, according to a recent opinion poll, raised condemnation of Isra-Hell to 50% among Americans. Maybe if Isael wontonly kills more people on pirated ships, it will bring the number up higher. Then we can kick the Israeli parasite known as AIPAC out of our congress.
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