Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gaza Flotilla 2011 Update: Jordanians buy $800,000 boat for Gaza flotilla

In an effort to boost participation in the flailing flotila, Arab contributors have bought a 560,000-euro ($805,000) boat in Greece that can take up to 200 passengers on their blockade busting Mediterranean cruise.

From the Egyptian gazette:

Wael Saqqa, former head of the Jordan engineers' union, told AFP, "The boat has been registered under the name of Nur company, established for the purpose of purchasing the boat," said Saqqa, adding 35 Jordanian activists would join the flotilla.

The vessel was expected to set sail for Gaza on Thursday, along with other ships."

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