World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish aid ship for Gazans is about to reach its destination, officials said.
The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation last week dispatched a ship loaded with 1,000 tons of relief materials to Gaza after sending three cargo planes load of humanitarian materials.
The ship was set out from Zeytinburnu port of Istanbul and will dock at Egyptian port of al-Arish. The humanitarian will be loaded to trucks and trailers and will be sent to Gaza through Rafah border crossing.
Speaking during the departure ceremony at the Zeytinburnu port, IHH deputy president Yavuz Dede said: "We previously sent three aircrafts loaded with relief materials. And now we are sending a ship loaded with 1,000 tons of humanitarian stuff such as powdered milk, infant formula, diaper, foodstuff, medication, medical equipment and generators to Gaza. The IHH has so far sent humanitarian aid worth 10 million Turkish liras to Gaza and will continue to help."
Ali Gür, vice president of the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD), and Akif Bayramoğlu, secretary of the Association of Anatolian Businessmen (ASKON) said they would continue to send aid to the people of Gaza.
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Gazans live under heavy Israel siege for a long time and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives.