Flotilla carrying Gaza wounded breaks ‘unbearable’ siege | Palestine News | Al Jazeera
PALESTINE Flotilla carrying Gaza wounded breaks ‘unbearable’ siege. A boat carrying 25 Palestinians has set off from Gaza’s port with intention of reaching Cyprus, defying a 12-year siege.
Gaza, Palestine – A flotilla carrying at least 25 patients, students and activists have broken Israel’s imposed boundary off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first time in more than a decade.
The group set sail on Tuesday morning from the besieged Gaza Strip, hoping to break Israel’s debilitating siege on the enclave that has trapped more than two million Palestinians since 2006.
By mid-day, the boat had crossed nine nautical miles (16km), with four Israeli warships flanking the vessel.