Libyan Charity to Send Aid Ship to Blockaded Gaza

A charity led by the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says it is preparing to send an aid ship to the Gaza Strip.

The charity called Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation said a Moldovan-flagged cargo vessel carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies would set sail from Greece either late Friday or early Saturday.

The planned voyage comes a little more than a month after Israeli commandos intercepted and seized control of a flotilla of ships in the Mediterranean Sea trying to penetrate the Israeli blockade of Gaza.  The Israeli raiding party killed nine pro-Palestinian activists.

Israel said its troops acted in self-defense after coming under attack when they boarded the aid convoy.  The incident sparked international outrage and prompted Israel to allow more goods into the impoverished Palestinian territory. Read more.

Source: AP, AFP and Reuters

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