PNGO: “Ships Sailing To Gaza Carry Massages Of Steadfastness, Solidarity”

Press Release: #FREEDOMWAVES | Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla

Thursday November 03, 2011 03:36 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News

The Palestinian Network of Nongovernmental Organization (PNGO) stated that the two ships that are heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies, carry messages of steadfastness and solidarity with the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Turkish Ship - Archive Photo -
Turkish Ship – Archive Photo –

The PNGO stated in a statement released on Wednesday evening that the Canadian “Tahrir” boat, and the Saoirse Irish Boat that left Turkish shores on Wednesday are currently in international waters carrying humanitarian supplies and 27 peace activists from nine countries, including a Palestinian student from Haifa. (The words Tahrir in Arabic, and Saoirse in Irish, mean Liberation).

The PNGO said that the two boast carry messages of solidarity, steadfastness, challenge, and message of unity, liberation and hope to the Palestinian people.

It demanded the International Community to act fast and protect the human rights activists “who are carrying an important humanitarian mission that aims at highlighting the suffering of the Palestinian people living under deadly Israeli siege in Gaza”, and held Israel responsible for the safety of the activists.

The PNGO added that solidarity ships sailing to Gaza represent a strong international support to the Palestinians, and a message against the illegal and deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region.

The two ships are carrying large quantities of medical supplies and urgently needed humanitarian supplies.

Israel said that it will not allow the ships to reach the Gaza shore, and considered their journey as “an act provocation”.

the Israeli Army Press Office stated that the army will be contacting the ships, and that Navy also concluded all preparations to intercept the ships and stop them should they “challenge military orders and continue their sail to the Gaza shore”.

Source and more at the International Middle East Media Center.

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