Iran threaten to sail into Gaza blockade

Iran today threatened to send an aid ship to the blockaded Gaza Strip risking a high-seas confrontation with Israel.

Israeli commandos killed nine pro-Palestinian activists on May 31 when they intercepted a blockade-busting flotilla bound for Gaza organised in part by a Turkish group.

An Iranian television report today quoted a spokesman for the ship, Abdolraouf Adibzadeh, saying the vessel will begin its 14-day journey on Sunday.

The ship, called “Infants of Gaza” will carry 10 passengers, including five local journalists, besides the crew.

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