The Jerusalem Post: “Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave.
The flotilla being organized, called the “Freedom Flotilla II,” is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.
The new flotilla is being organized by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief” (Insani Yardim Vakfi), otherwise known as the IHH.”
Opinion: Established in 1992 and officially registered in Istanbul in 1995, İHH is a Turkish NGO, whose members are predominantly Turkish Muslims, active in more than 100 countries.
Prime Minister Erdogan is fresh from an Obama-coerced apology from PM Netanyahu over the 2010 Mavi Marmara Flotilla. Israel is being pushed from all sides in the midst of relentless attacks from Gaza and politically motivated attacks from the US government and UN.