GENEVA, April 10 (KUNA) -- The European Campaign to end the Siege on Gaza
decided on Saturday to send naval fleets to Gaza strip in order to support its
trapped population for more than 1,000 days.
Arafat Mady, president of the Campaign, said in an interview with Kuwait
News Agency (KUNA), "the fleet which will set a precedent in the history of
breaking the siege, will house three ships loaded with different types of
relief and aid materials. Seven other ships will be full of solidarity
activists with the besieged residents of Gaza."
He said after a meeting of the organisation community of the trip in its
office in Geneva, "The new in this campaign is that the convoy, which will
move next month, will have five alliances of European powers with different
experiences in facing critical humanitarian situations resulting from the
"The ships will sail under the Turkish and Greek flags", indicates Arafat
Mady, "it will follow the international waters leading to Palestinian
territorial waters adjacent to the Gaza Strip, and thus there will not be any
pretext for the Israeli authorities to intercept the fleet.", he added.
The ships will carry ready made houses for the displaced people, medical
equipment, essential drugs, food, equipments for disabled and equipment for
purifying drinking water and the essential requirements of daily life that
"A group of European politicians, parliamentarians, intellectuals, human
rights activists and volunteers in the field of humanitarian relief from
European and Arab countries and around the world will join the fleet to Gaza",
In his interview with (KUNA), Arafat Mady indicated that the keenness of a
large number of personalities from a wide political spectrum participating in
the campaign and the financial support reflects how the European public
opinion convinced the magnitude of the suffering of people in Gaza through the
embargo, who left strong effects on the all aspects of the life there.
He pointed out that supporting the campaign reflects the conviction
insistence on the injustices suffered by Palestinians under siege, despite the
major powers behind it.
He described the Coming fleet's journey as a "popular movement of an
international collation in the face of a human made disaster, made million and
a half million people suffering since one thousand days." (end).
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