Iranian ships to leave for Gaza


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Iranian Red Crescent ships are ready to sail for Gaza.

The ships, which will carry food, medical aid and volunteer medical personnel, are awaiting permission from the Iranian Foreign Ministry before leaving for the coastal strip.

The Red Crescent told the French news agency AFP that the ship carrying food and medicine will leave this week, and that more than 100,000 Iranians have volunteered to travel to Gaza on the second ship.

The Red Crescent also said it will send 30 tons of medical equipment by plane to Egypt to be transferred to Gaza.

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