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Aid convoy: Our goal is to establish a waterway to Gaza

June 8, 2015 at 11:17 am

The aid convoys heading to Gaza aim to establish a waterway that connects the Gaza Strip to Arab and international ports, the coordinator of Miles of Smiles said.

In a press statement released yesterday, Essam Yousif said the convoys also hope to deliver aid to nearly two million Palestinians trapped in Gaza who have been living under an eight-year long illegal and illegitimate Israeli blockade which is against international law.

The convoy also hopes to urge the international community and Arab and Islamic nations to support the Gaza Strip, strengthen the steadfastness of its population and expose Israel’s violations of international laws, he continued.

He stressed that the Israeli occupation has “no right to prevent the fleet from reaching its destination, demanding the provision of international protection for fear of a possible Israeli attack on it.

Yousif renewed his call for the free world to support the Gaza Strip, continue work to end the blockade and support the fleet which includes activists from European, Islamic and Arab countries as well as lawmakers, former ministers, scientists, businessmen, academics and Arabs and foreign artists.