Israel asks UN to stop aid ships to Gaza 10Jul10 July 11, 2010

The Palestine Telegraph -  10 July 2010

Israel called the international community to exert its influence on Libya to prevent it from sailing a humanitarian ship carrying aid to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the siege imposed on it.

This came in a letter sent by Israel’s delegate to the United Nations, Ghafri’eela Shalev, to the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the International Security Council and the President of the General Assembly saying in it that Israel reserves the right to prevent the ship from breaking the siege.

Shalev claimed that Israel is keen to ensure that humanitarian aid will reach Gaza, citing: “Israel decided to implement an ease on the goods entering Gaza recently.”

The Libyan ship “Hope” is scheduled to set sailing Saturday from Greece carrying onboard humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, as stated by the Gaddafi Foundation, which is organizing the trip.

The Israeli forces intercepted the fleet of freedom, which was sailing to the Gaza Strip a month and a half ago, and killed and wounded dozens of international activists who were onboard.

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