Two New Flotillas To Head To Gaza
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Two New Flotillas To Head To Gaza

(JTA) — Two more flotillas will attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, organizers said.
The new convoys, organized by the Free Gaza movement and the Turkish pro-Palestinian organization IHH, will leave in the spring and have been dubbed Freedom Flotilla 2, according to reports. The groups also organized the May 31 flotilla that was intercepted by Israeli naval commandos, with the ensuing violence leading to the deaths of nine Turkish activists.

An Israeli commission’s report released Sunday found that Israel’s blockade of Gaza is legal according to international law, and that Israeli soldiers acted in self-defense when they fired on activists aboard the Turkish ship the Mavi Marmara.

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