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Gaza aid ship prepares to set sail from Greece

A ship commissioned by a Libyan state charity organization is preparing to sail from Greece to Gaza loaded with aid supplies.

world Updated: Jul 09, 2010 16:56 IST

A ship commissioned by a Libyan state charity organization is preparing to sail from Greece to Gaza loaded with aid supplies.

Officials from the organization told The Associated Press the Moldova-flagged cargo ship Amalthea would sail on Friday or Saturday from the port of Lavrio, south of Athens, carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies.

Organizers said aid included sacks of rice and sugar, as well as corn oil and olive paste, all mostly donated from Greek companies and charities. The aid was loaded into the hull of the aging vessel by crane.

It comes over a month after Israel raided Gaza-bound aid ships, killing eight Turks and a Turkish-American on May 31.