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Iran to send aid ships to Gaza

Red Crescent Society plans to challenge Israeli embargo


Just a day after a senior Iranian official offered Revolutionary Guards as escorts to challenge Israel’s blockade, Iran’s Red Crescent Society is working with the Turkish government to send two aid boats to Gaza later this week. The first two vessels will head to Gaza carrying 70 aid workers—such as nurses and medics—and food and medicine. A third boat may follow at a later date. After Israel’s violent interception of a six-vessel flotilla last week, there has been international condemnation and calls for an independent inquiry. An Iranian alliance with Turkey worries Israel, who has benefited from a close military alliance with Turkey over the years.

Times Online

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