A delegation from British “ Viva Palestina “ headed by its executive manager Keiven Ofenden has arrived in Istanbul to participate in the sea convoy “ Freedom Flotilla” to break the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.
Under the coordination of the Free Gaza Movement, numerous human rights organizations, including the Turkish Relief Foundation (IHH), the Perdana Global Peace Organization from Malaysia, the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza, and the Swedish and Greek Boat to Gaza initiatives will send three cargo ships loaded with reconstruction, medical and educational supplies.
The Viva Palestina spokesman Zuhair Al-Barawi said that the participation of his organization comes within the framework of supporting the efforts aiming at breaking the oppressive siege on Gaza , and to reflect our solidarity and continued efforts to achieve the objectives of Viva Palestina to supply Gaza with lifeline.
He also explained that the organization’s delegation will meet with the officials in Gaza Strip, as well as with those public parties and concerned people to discuss financing a number of long term projects , in the field of education, health care, and others.
Meanwhile, Al-Barawi described the latest Israeli threats to the vessels of Freedom Flotilla, as baseless and reflect the bankruptcy and weakness of the occupation authorities. He also reaffirmed that such threats will not deter the leadership of the humanitarian see convoy, or other participants from realizing their target to deliver the relief material to the people of Gaza Strip.
It’s worth to mention that “ Viva Palestina “ had already organized three land convoys to assist and relief Gaza, in an attempt to break its siege, besides the famous convoy that succeeded under the leadership of its founder, the British MP George Galloway, in delivering hundreds of vehicles that carried humanitarian relief to Gaza Strip.