Iranian Ship Sails To Gaza Sunday 23Jun10 June 23, 2010

IMEMC -  23 June 2010

Spokesperson of the Iranian Red Crescent announced Tuesday that the Iranian aid ship heading to Gaza will be sailing this coming Sunday. The statement came shortly after the some sources stated Monday that the ship’s sailing date was delayed.

Abdul-Rauf Adibzadeh stated during a press conference on Tuesday that the ship, dubbed the Children of Gaza, will be sailing Sunday carrying 1100 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza, including 500 tons of medical supplies and food.

The ship is privately owned and will only carry 10 persons; 5 crew members and five Iranian Red Crescent workers.

It will be sailing from Abbas Bandar Port and will be heading to the Arab Gulf before it reaches the Red Sea and the Suez Canal on its way to the Gaza Port.

Adibzadeh stated that it took a lot of work to prepare the ship, and added that this ship is a message from Iranian children to the children of Gaza,

He also said that the aid supplies were collected by the Red Crescent and the residents, and that the Iranian government have not role in this issue.

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