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Turkish group announces another Gaza flotilla

The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which sent the Mavi Marmara ship toward Gaza in 2010, announces it will send another flotilla to the Gaza Strip “in the shadow of the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza,” Reuters reports.

“The Freedom Flotilla Coalition affirmed that, as most governments are complicit, the responsibility falls on civil society to challenge the Israeli blockade on Gaza,” the group says in a statement. IHH will hold a press conference Tuesday.

Passengers on the deck of the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010 (Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office/ Flash 90)
Passengers on the deck of the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010 (Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Office/ Flash 90)

IHH activists in the 2010 flotilla attacked Israeli commandos who boarded their ships. The IDF forces opened fire, killing 10 Turks, and worsening already tense relations between the countries.

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