Activists to send ships this year to challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza
Pro-Palestinian activists said on Tuesday they would send ships this year to Gaza in a bid to breach the Israeli blockade, repeating an action that four years ago ended with Israeli military boarding a vessel and killing nine Turks.


The Freedom Flotilla Coalition, made up of 10 rights groups from 10 countries, did not specify when the ships would sail or how many. Israel views the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), a leading participant, as a terrorist group.