International Aid Convoy to Gaza Due to Sail This Sunday
Members will throw wreath into sea at spot where Israel attacked Mavi Marmara
LONDON - A ship loaded with vehicles and aid for Gaza is due to leave Syria for Egypt this Sunday, carrying members of Palestine Solidarity CampaignUK.
on board the ship, including 40 survivors of the Mavi Marmara attack,
will throw a wreath into the sea to commemorate those killed by Israeli
have come from more than 30 countries, in the first international aid
convoy to attempt to reach Gaza since the attack on the Mavi Marmara
nearly five months ago.
Saleem, of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK (PSC), who will be
sailing on the ship, said: 'We will be sailing, completely unarmed, to Egypt from where we will drive 20 miles to Gaza to break the illegal siege imposed by Israel four years ago. We are all aware of the lethal force Israel used
on the Mavi Marmara against international civilians on an aid mission,
but we will not be deterred. We will never turn our backs on Gaza, despite all of Israel's efforts to force us to do so.'
Governments, by applying international pressure, can make this happen
and we call on them to listen to their people and do so immediately.'
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK.