Report: Israel training to block Freedom Fleet

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    Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israel's naval forces are allegedly in training to prepare to seize eight boats scheduled to dock in the Gaza Strip on 24 May from Europe, Arabic-language media reported on Wednesday.

    An Israeli security source told Ma'an that authorities will prevent the arrival of the boats "at any price."

    The Freedom Fleet is scheduled to set sail from the UK, Greece and Turkey. The European Free Gaza campaign said Israeli authorities informed them that the flotillas would be prevented from docking in Gaza.

    The boats will be loaded with prefabricated homes, cement, and medicine and will be accompanied by 600 individuals in a bid to break the siege on Gaza.

    Under international law, the activists attempting to dock in Gaza have the right to participate in breaking the siege, Al-Khudari added, saying the threats will not deter participants from arriving in Gaza.

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    ISTANBUL, (PIC)-- Turkish premier Recep Erdogan said that his country is working alongside other countries to break the Israeli unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to rebuild what was destroyed during the war.

    Under the coordination of the Free Gaza Movement, numerous human rights organizations, including the Turkish relief foundation (IHH), the Perdana global peace organization from Malaysia, the European campaign to end the siege, and European institutions will send later this month three cargo ships loaded with reconstruction, medical and educational supplies. At least five passenger boats with over 600 people on board will accompany the cargo ships.

    These passengers include members of parliament from around the world, UN officials, human rights and trade union activists, as well as journalists who will document the largest coordinated effort aimed to confront Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza.

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    That would be the same Turkey oppressing the Kurds and the same Turks who refuse to acknowledge the Turks' genocode of over one million Armenians.

    Seems like Turkey has enough problems of its own.
     
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    Fail.
     
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    If you post about Turkey setting itself up as a moral arbiter, then Turkey's skeletons will be highlighted, such as its oppression of the Kurds and its complicity in the Armenian Holocaust.

    You're just too intellectually dormant to sort it out.
     
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    GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Ahmed Yousuf, the head of the government committee for breaking the siege and receiving delegations, said there are Israeli preparations to attack anti-siege boats and multinational activists who will come this month by sea to the besieged Gaza Strip, describing such threats as a "big crime".

    Dr. Yousuf called on the international community to intervene to protect the sea convoy, affirming that its organizers were keen from the beginning to be bound by international laws related to maritime navigation and travel.

    For his part, independent MP Dr. Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of popular anti siege committee, described the reported drills as media warfare aimed at dissuading the foreign activists from going ahead in their humanitarian mission.

    He added that the freedom flotilla does not include any military hardware or any contraband materials.

    The lawmaker warned that intercepting those ships would mean a confrontation with 40 countries from which 600 solidarity activists had joined the flotilla including MPs, politicians, notables, and representatives of human rights and humanitarian relief societies who will officially set sail according to international laws.

    Yousuf: Israeli threats to freedom flotilla a crime
     

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