Iranian aid ships to be sent to Gaza: official

20:45, June 07, 2010      

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Iran's Red Crescent is getting prepared to send two relief ships to the Gaza Strip, the local satellite Press TV reported on Monday.

Two Iranian aid ships carrying humanitarian relief and medical supplies for the people of Gaza will set sail for the coastal sliver in the upcoming days, the report said.

"The aid consists of food and medical supplies, which will be transported into Gaza via the Rafah border in Egypt before the week is through," Iran's Red Crescent Director Abdolraoof Adibzadeh was quoted as saying.

"Iran is also preparing to dispatch a navy hospital ship for the people of Gaza, which will have onboard doctors, nurses and all the medical equipment required for emergency surgeries and procedures," said Adibzadeh on Monday according to Press TV.

Some 700 international activists on board the Gaza-bound aid flotilla attacked last Monday by the Israeli navy. At least nine were killed and many others injured, while the rest of activists were arrested.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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