Freedom Flotilla-2 to start voyage to help Palestinian victims

 

Staff Reporter | Pakistan Observer | June 1, 2011

Islamabad—Freedom Flotilla-2 will start voyage to help Palestinian victims sieged in Gaza comprising 20 countries representatives including 15 ships carrying tons of humanitarian aid.

Nadeem Ahmed Khan, Chairman Kubaib Foundation said while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday said that the Freedom Flotilla which consisted of 5 ships was organized by the international Turkish philanthropic organization, the IHH (Insani Haq-o-Hurriyat).Freedom Flotilla-2 which predicates upon the epic Freedom Flotilla journey undertaken on May, 31, 2010 to reach out to the Gazans who were suffocating in their own homeland at hands of Israeli goons, he said.

Jamal Afridi, Media Officer, Kubaib Foundation said while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday said that the Freedom Flotilla which consisted of 5 ships was organized by the international Turkish philanthropic organization, the IHH (Insani Haq-o-Hurriyat).

Partnered by 06 other international humanitarian organizations the Flotilla aimed to deliver 10 thousand tons of humanitarian aid to besieged populace of Gaza, he said.

The Gazans are suffering in every possible aspect before the world community homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure has been grounded due to Israeli bombardment and illegal inspections, occupation, of the Palestinian territory implies that new structures cannot be erected in place of the dilapidated ones, he said.

The embargo that is implemented in Gaza is a first degree threat to human life which needs to be lifted immediately, he said. Last year on May, 31, 2010 the Freedom Flotilla organized by the IHH and partnered by 06 international foundations aimed to deliver 10 thousand tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza, he said.Khubaib Foundation being the country partner of IHH in Pakistan was also part of the epic Flotilla journey, he said.

Chairman Khubaib Foundation Nadeem Ahmad Khan and two prominent journalists Syed Talat Hussain and Raza Mehmood Agha represented the support and sentiments of the Pakistani nation for the Gazan brethren, he said.

In the Flotilla, Mavi Marmara was the flagship containing more than 700 unarmed human rights activists onboard, he said.

These participants who had come from 36 countries comprised of people from all walks of life including intellectuals, media persons, religious persons, volunteers and students, he said.

While the Flotilla was in international waters the unarmed activists were attacked by Israeli navy commandos and the attack ensued in the deaths of 09 activists while 50 others were injured, he said.

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