27.04.2011 23.Nisan, 5771 Isru Chag; Tag 8 des Omer
Pro-Palestinian activists planning new Gaza flotilla say it will be much bigger than the one raided by Israel last year; group of 22 NGOs planning to send 15 vessels with up to 1,500 people.
Pro-Palestinian activists said on Tuesday that they are in the final stages of organizing their sea convoy to the Gaza Strip, which is planned to be much bigger than last year's flotilla, which was raided by Israeli forces.
Eight Turks and one Turkish-American died in the botched commando operation on a Turkish boat, the Mavi Marmara, that was part of the flotilla on May 31, 2010. The incident drew world attention to the humanitarian situation in Gaza and plunged ties between former allies Israel and Turkey to a new low….