‘Iran aid ship nears Gaza’


Press TV
January 8, 2009

An Iranian aid ship, destined for Palestinians, has reportedly entered Egyptian waters and scheduled to dock at the port of Gaza on Saturday.

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According to IRIB, the ship, with 2000 tons of humanitarian aid, passed through the Suez Canal and will head for Gaza “After obtaining needed permissions”.

The move came as the Israeli 13-day onslaught on the improvised strip has killed 763 Palestinians and injured thousands more.

Since 2007, Tel Aviv also imposed a siege on the tiny coastal region that inflicted a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, putting lives of almost 1.5 million residents at stake.

The Iranian ship carried medicine and foodstuffs including rice, flour, sugar as well as a group of medics and nurses.

The Islamic Republic has also sent several consignments of humanitarian aid to the tiny land via Egypt so far.


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