Swedish activists plan new Gaza convoy

'Ship to Gaza Sweden' says will launch aid convoy by year's end in protest of blockade imposed on Strip

Swedish activists said Tuesday that they are planning another aid convoy to Gaza Strip before the end of this year to protest Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory.


The group Ship to Gaza Sweden said it has bought a sailboat that would leave from the Nordic region and that ships from other groups may join along the way.


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But group spokeswoman Victoria Strand said there will not be a large joint departure from one port because that proved difficult last year, when a convoy was blocked by Greek authorities.


In 2010, Israeli commandos took over the Marmara, which was leading a convoy to Gaza. Nine Turkish activists were killed in the raid.


Several similar sails launched by various groups since have failed.



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