Monday, June 21, 2010
Lebanon oks aid ship for departure
by Larry Geller
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Lebanese Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi confirmed on Sunday night that the ministry had allowed a aid vessel to sail from Lebanon to Cyprus before heading to Gaza Strip, local An-Nahar daily reported on Monday.
According to Aridi, his ministry has given the aid ship "Julia" permission to sail from Lebanon's port city of Tripoli following the request from the ship's organizers.
Aridi's remarks came as Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported that the Jewish state had initiated diplomatic efforts designed to prevent the departure of the ship "Mariam," another ship to be used by Lebanese and foreign activists to carry aid to the enclave. [Xinhua, Lebanon gives greenlights to Gaza-bound aid ship, 6/21/2010]
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