New Gaza aid flotilla planned before year-end

European organizers meet in Stockholm to plan new shipment

Published August 4, 2010 4:20PM (EDT)

Organizers of the Gaza aid flotilla raided by Israeli commandos in May say they are planning a new, bigger shipment before the end of the year.

Ship to Gaza Sweden spokesman Dror Feiler says the flotilla organization has grown and now has support groups around the world, including in the U.S., Venezuela, Chile, and Malaysia.

He says the European organizers met in Stockholm Wednesday to plan the new shipment, protesting Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Israeli commandos on May 31 raided the six-ship flotilla, killing nine people and sparking an international outcry.

Although Israel has said the soldiers acted in self defense, the bloodshed provoked an international outcry that forced Israel to ease its Gaza blockade.

By Associated Press

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