Two solidarity ships to dock in Gaza Friday June 26, 2009



The Free Gaza Movement announced that two solidarity ships sailing from Cyprus would dock in Gaza this Friday carrying 35 international supporters from Arab, American and European descents.

The movement added that 15 of the activists are from Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia and Bahrain, and 21 are from the United States, the UK, Scotland, Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Denmark and Ireland.

In its statement, the movement said that the ships are loaded with 15 tons of cement meant for rebuilding the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza as the Israeli army shelled its facilities during the offensive against the Gaza Strip.

The visiting activists would remain in Gaza for three days and would observe the destruction caused by the Israeli war machines during the latest war.

The movement called on the ‘free people of this world to participate in sending ships to the impoverished and besieged Gaza Strip, and to aid in easing the suffering of its people’.

The siege was enforced by Israel more than three years ago; hundreds of patients died due to the lack of medications and the lack of functional equipment.

More than 1600 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip in the period between December 28, 2008 and January 18, 2009. The number of wounded Palestinians exceeded 6000.

Most of the casualties were civilians, women and children, as the army shelled homes, educational facilities, mosques and even UNRWA facilities.

Thousands of residents sought refuge in UN facilities, schools and mosques but the army did not exclude these facilities while its bombs rained down on Gaza leaving no safe place for the civilians.


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