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Israel's no-compromise attitude to aid convoys could be tested again after two Lebanese organisations pledged to send boats to Gaza in the next few days. Reporters Without Borders is attempting to assemble 25 European activists and 50 journalists for a boat leaving Beirut. The Free Palestine Movement is planning a similar attempt.
George Galloway, the founder of Viva Palestina, announced in London that two simultaneous convoys "one by land via Egypt and the other by sea" would set out in September to break the Gaza blockade. The sea convoy of up to 60 ships will travel around the Mediterranean gathering ships, cargo and volunteers.
Viva Palestina founder George Galloway, speaking to a crowd of around 20,000 protesting outside the Israeli Embassy in London, revealed the latest plan to bring about the end of the siege on Gaza.
Two simultaneous convoys - one by land the other by sea - will set forth on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12th bound for Gaza. Viva Palestina, the International Committee to break the Siege on Gaza and any allies who will join us will organise the two convoys
The land convoy will leave from London and travel across Europe to Turkey, Syria and ultimately through the Rafah Gate into Gaza. Co-operation will be offered and sought with all relevant governments and agencies. It is expected the convoy will pick up vehicles and volunteers in each country through which it passes. The target is to enter Gaza with 500 vehicles
The sea convoy will travel around the Mediterranean gathering ships, cargo, volunteers from each country. The target is to enter Gaza with sixty ships
The aim will be to arrive on Gaza's frontiers at the same time. And to enter with the world's largest ever aid convoys. And to thereby render the siege null and void
HUGE news. This date will go down in history people.
Here's george talking to the people on Saturday -
[edit on 6-6-2010 by grantbeed]
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
These acts are intended to provoke a violent response from Israel.
Israel would be wise not to take the bait.
Originally posted by LieBuster
Anything seems to attract violence from iserail as i'm sure you will agree and now those that iserail has pushed around for so many years are going to sort the school ground bully out in the full knowlage that iserail will call upon it's big brother in the USA but the USA who gave Iserail a big stick in the form of nukes had better consider it's action carefully because many of the people of Europe are not going to take any more and thats before i talk about the muslim world, Russia, China and NK.
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
the israelis only have 18 vessels in their navy.. they would not be able to stop 60 aid ships.. no way.. if they JUST had iranian escorts, they would happily bomb them from the air yes and it would be called a massacre and the # would still hit the fan. if it had turk escorts, it would be much different, and if it had both, oh boy...