Turkey: Another humanitarian aid ship on its way to Gaza

For the second time since the Reconciliation Agreement was signed, a vessel containing more than 3,000 tons of humanitarian aid for Gaza residents has left Turkey. The ship is set to dock at the Ashdod Port before reaching Gaza in order for its contents to be checked.
Humanitarian aid ship on its way to Israel Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

An additional vessel containing humanitarian aid for Gaza residents is on its way from Turkey to Israel’s Ashdod Port. The Eclipse waves a Marshall Islands flag and left Turkey’s Mersin Port yesterday (Friday). The ship is expected to anchor at the Ashdod Port in order to unload the equipment intended for Gaza’s residents.

The Turkish shipment will be transferred to the residents of Gaza for the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of the Sacrifice, which begins on September 11th. The delivery contains 3,200 tons of humanitarian aid such as clothing, air conditioners, back-to-school supplies, flour, sugar and cooking oil.

The Eclipse is the second humanitarian aid vessel from Turkey following Israel’s Reconciliation Agreement with the country. As reported by JOL News two months ago, the first ship’s cargo was unloaded and checked by Israeli authorities upon its arrival at the Ashdod Port. After thoroughly examining the vessel’s contents, Israel transferred the humanitarian aid to Gaza.

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