IOF attempts to disrupt the communications of some freedom fleet’s vessels
|Sunday, May 30,2010 09:12|
|By Omar Ghraieb|
Brussels, May 29, The “European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza," said that some freed fleet’s vessels are experiencing every now and then Israeli attempts to disrupt the communication process between them, as part of designed moves to prevent the fleet from reaching his goal.
Ameen Abu Rashid, a member of the campaign, one of the founders of the fleet of freedom’s coalition, said that the Israeli authorities, are trying to disrupt the means of wireless communication which is used between ships, during the time that the ships are approching from the point of convergence, in an attempt to impact the pre-defined lanes of the ships, pointing at the technicians on board of the ships are trying to overcome these problems.
Ameen Abu Rashid, who is on board of "The boat 8000", one of vessels of "freedom", said that there were efforts in order to enable a greater number of parliamentarians to join the fleet, which have been stopped by the Cypriot authorities yesterday, saying that the arrival of ships to the point of convergence is expected on Saturday afternoon.
The member of the "European Campaign to End the siege on Gaza," confirmed that it will be on Saturday whether the date of arrival to Gaza will be Sunday morning or Monday, for several reasons, including access to Gaza during the daylight.
The fleet of “Freedom” consists of seven ships which are: A cargo ship funded by Kuwait raising the flag of Turkey and Kuwait, A cargo ship funded by Algeria, and a cargo ship funded by Europe from Sweden and Greece, and 5 vessels to transport passengers; one of the boats is named "boat 8000" taking after the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The fleet settled with carrying 750 participants from more than 60 countries, although it had received dozens of requests for participation. Meanwhile 44 governmental, parliamentary, political, European, and Arab officials will be among the participants in the fleet, including ten Algerian MEPs.
The ships of the fleet also carry more than 10 thousand tons of medical supplies, building materials, timber, 100 prefab houses to shelter tens of thousands of people who lost their homes during the Israeli war on Gaza in early 2009, it also carries 500 electric vehicles for the handicapped, especially since the recent war that left nearly 600 disabled people in Gaza. Source