Gaza sailing mission postponed again: New departure set for April 26

ISTANBUL, April 24 (Bernama) — The sailing mission “Break The Siege: Mission To Gaza 2024” has once again been postponed – to April 26 (Friday).

Ann Wright, a member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Steering Committee, stated that the starting location of the ship’s journey will be shifted to a soon-to-be-announced site.

Wright announced this during a daily briefing to all delegations involved in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday evening.

Earlier, the Turkish government was reported to have continuously been lobbied by several major powers to cancel the Gaza sailing mission scheduled to depart on April 24 (Wednesday).

This indicates strong pressure from major powers on the government led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to cancel the entire mission.

Currently, 18 Malaysians have joined the international community in the mission to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip via sea routes due to the severe humanitarian situation in the region.

They consist of doctors, humanitarian activists, and media practitioners.

Among the Malaysian media practitioners participating in the flotilla are Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) writer and broadcast journalist Muhammad Hafizuddin Mohd Yusof and Bernama TV cameraman Mohammad Nulhakim Jailan.

Activists from 30 countries, including Malaysia, have been gathering in Istanbul since April 18 for final preparations for the ‘Break the Siege: Freedom Flotilla Mission to Gaza 2024’.