US organization plans to send aid planes to Gaza
The Free Palestine Movement intends to dispatch an aid plane to the Gaza Strip in order to break Israel's air and sea blockade
"We intend to send an aircraft to Gaza in much the same way boats were used -- without going through Israeli or Egyptian airspace," Palestine's Maan News agency quoted Paul Larudee from the US-based organization as saying. Hamas authorities in the Strip back the new move and are working to locate a landing site, Larudee added.
The plan is to send the aircraft in the spring of 2011.
The group said in a statement on website that "Gaza air space can be entered without over-flying Israeli or Egyptian territory. Breaking the blockade by air may be even more feasible than by sea. An aircraft cannot be boarded while in flight, and the right aircraft can land almost anywhere in Gaza."