'Mavi Marmara aid convoy' on way to besieged Gaza

"Mavi Marmara convoy" made up of 11 vehicles carrying medical aid, departed from London and arrived in Tunisia following its journey through France, Spain, Morocco and Algeria.

'Mavi Marmara aid convoy' on way to besieged Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

"Mavi Marmara aid convoy" carrying medical aid to the Palestinians suffering from Israel's latest attack on Gaza, has reached Tunisia.

"Mavi Marmara convoy" made up of 11 vehicles carrying medical aid, departed from London and arrived in Tunisia following its journey through France, Spain, Morocco and Algeria.

Akif Turan, Tunisian organizer of the "Mavi Marmara aid convoy" told Anadolu Agency that 25 activists from the Arabic world and Europe accompanied the convoy carrying medical aid and vehicles that could be used as ambulance and school bus.

Turan stated that the veterans of the Mavi Marmara incident and the relatives of the martyrs contributed to the organization of the convoy.

The convoy will pass through the Ras Jdir border gate between Tunisia and Libya and then arrive in Gaza via Egypt, Turan said.

The "Mavi Marmara aid convoy" which has taken its name from the "Mavi Marmara ship" had departed from Britain ten days ago to break the Israeli embargo on Gaza.

Mavi Marmara ship on its way to deliver aid materials was attacked by Israeli troops who killed 9 unarmed activists on May 2010.

Last Mod: 11 Mart 2013, 18:06
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