ASIA CONVOY: arrives in Turkey on way to Gaza 18Dec10 December 19, 2010

IMEMC -  18 December 2010

The Asia solidarity convoy heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies arrived in in Turkey on Friday after it left Iran on its way to deliver humanitarian supplies to the besieged coastal region. Thousands greeted the activists and chanted in support of Palestine.

Representative of the Turkish Relief Society (IHH), Salah Ed Deen Auzer, stated in a press release issued by convoy that the convoy, organized by Asian countries, will be heading to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli siege to deliver humanitarian supplies.

He thanked the participants and all individuals and groups that donated to the campaign.

“We want an end to injustice practices by the Zionists”, he stated, “All illegal practices must end, solidarity ships will not stop until the siege in lifted”.

The IHH will be sending, on Saturday morning, a solidarity convoy carrying more than 150 members from 22 countries around the world.

The Asian Convoy left Delhi on December 2nd passing through Pakistan and Iran, and is expected to pass through Syria on its way to Al Arish Egyptian Port before heading to Gaza on December 27 as convoy members plan to enter Gaza on the eve of second anniversary of the war on Gaza.

1419 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including children and elderly, were killed during the war and approximately 4000 were wounded. The army bombarded homes, medical facilities, education facilities, UNRWA facilities and schools.

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