Israeli Military Waits for Pro-Palestinian Gaza-Bound Flotilla

Love | Peace Palestinian flags are waving in Gaza waters as a flotilla of aid ships is expected to sail into the blockaded harbor soon. Greta Berlin, one of the flotilla’s coordinators said “the ships briefly set sail early Sunday from Cyprus, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northwest of Gaza, but then stopped after moving about 25 miles (40 kilometers) to finish loading passengers.  … There’s no way they’ll get there before Monday morning.” via AP

Seven ships will be navigating international waters in Cyprus, into the expected confrontation with the Israeli military. 

The mission is carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid for Gaza, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt for three years. The activists say the aid consists of hundreds of electrical-powered wheelchairs, prefabricated homes and water purifiers. Read on Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Sets Said for Gaza.