Turkish activists to send new Gaza flotilla to challenge Israeli blockade

The announcement comes some four years after Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish aid group flotilla of Gaza-bound ships and killed 10 people. (File photo: AFP)

A Turkish aid group said on Monday it would send ships again to Gaza to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory, Reuters News Agency reported.

The announcement comes some four years after Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish aid group flotilla of Gaza-bound ships and killed 10 people. The incident wrecked diplomatic ties between Turkey and Israel, once close Middle East allies, but whose relationship had been tense since late 2008 over a previous Israeli operation against Gaza.
 

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