Iran will send two aid ships to Gaza by end of week
Iranian aid ships to set sail for GazaMon, 07 Jun 2010 06:20:58 GMT
Two Iranian aid ships carrying humanitarian relief and medical supplies for the people of Gaza will set sail for the coastal sliver in the upcoming days.
Iran’s Red Crescent announced Monday that the cargo will include food, medicine and appliances and it will be accompanied by a group of Iranian doctors and relief workers.
“The aid consists of food and medical supplies, which will be transported into Gaza via the Rafah border in Egypt before the week is through,” the country’s Red Crescent Director Abdolraoof Adibzadeh said.
The Rafah border crossing is the only escape route from Gaza that does not lead to Israel.
Why does the article mention Rafah? Are the ships to be used by way of Egypt?
Report: Two Iranian ships to sail to Gaza
The Iranian Red Crescent decided to send the vessels, which will carry food, medications, and medical equipment, following a meeting with the foreign ministry.
Iranian aid ships are due to set sail to Gaza by the end of the week, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
The Iranian Red Crescent decided to send the vessels, which will carry food, medications, and medical equipment, following a meeting with the foreign ministry,
Perhaps Iran feels duty bound to support its growing alliance with Turkey, perhaps Iran senses Israel’s weakness, and Israel’s inability to have anything like a coherent plan. Israel is after all, only geared up for “punishhment” as policy.
There are also reports that Lebanon is planning to send ships within a couple of weeks.