Thursday, September 15, 2016

Women's flotilla sets sail for Gaza

A new women’s flotilla aimed at violating the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza left on Wednesday from the Spanish city of Barcelona, Al Jazeerareported.

Two sailing boats, Amal and Zaytouna, with 11 women on board each, sailed off under the banner "The Women's Boat to Gaza", according to the report.

The passengers include Swedish European Parliament Member Malin Bjork and Dr Fouzia Hassan of Malaysia. They aim to reach Gaza by early October.

"We are carrying food and medicine on the boat that will be distributed to Gazans upon arrival," Zohar Chamberlain Regev, a spokeswoman of the initiative, told Al Jazeera. READ MORE