MP Yahya al-Saud to participate in flotilla to break Gaza blockade

Head of the Lower House’s Palestine Committee, MP Yahya al-Saud, said on Tuesday that he will join a new flotilla that will set sail from Sweden and Norway to break Israel’s 10-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.

He told a press conference that his participation is to raise awareness of the suffering of Gazans, demand the breaking of the illegal and unethical siege, bring the blockade to the fore and ramp up the pressure on the occupying power to get it lifted.

He said the flotilla, which set sail from northern Europe (Sweden and Norway) about two months ago, was now in Sicily, Italy, and will head to coastal enclave in the next few days.

He said this year’s flotilla, which consists of four small ships and two boats, was organised by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, a grassroots people-to-people solidarity movement composed of campaigns and initiatives from all over the world working together to end the blockade of Gaza, and the International Committee to break the siege on Gaza, under the motto “the right to a fair future for Palestine.”

Saud said that the flotilla will arrive in Gaza on July 27, adding that the new attempt by international activists and sympathizers underlined their determination to achieve their goal of ending the blockade and exposing Israel’s policies and recurrent violations against the Palestinians.

Source: Jordan News Agency