One of the rare reports from the Western press

By Jon Donnison BBC News, Gaza City

Preparations are under way in Gaza to receive a convoy of ships that is trying to break Israel’s economic blockade of the Palestinian territory.

The ships, carrying up to 10,000 tonnes of aid and human rights activists from around the world, will try to reach Gaza on Sunday.

Israel is adamant it will not allow them into Gaza.

The blockade was imposed in 2007 after the Islamist movement Hamas took power in Gaza.

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