A monument has been built in Gaza in honor of Ali Haydar Bengi, Cengiz Songur, Cengiz Akyuz, Cevdet Kiliclar, Cetin Topcuoglu, Fahri Yildiz, Furkan Dogan, Ibrahim Bilgen and Necdet Yildirim who martyred in a murderous Israeli attack on the aid-carrying ship Mavi Marmara in international waters.
Ismail Haniyeh PM of Palestinian Authority, ministers, MPs and IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s Gaza representative Mehmet Kaya attended the opening ceremony of the monument. Mehmet Kaya condemned the attack carried out by Israel on the humanitarian aid convoy, in his speech at the opening ceremony of the monument on which the names of the Turkish nationals martyred during the flotilla attack were inscribed.
Following Kaya’s speech, Ismail Haniyeh expressed his thanks to the PM of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and to the people of Turkey for their support to the people Palestine. Haniyeh said “Despite the Israeli threats, new convoys should be organized in order to lift the blockade on Palestine. Turkey’s efforts and devotion to lift the blockade deserve great amount of respect.
At the ceremony which began with prayer citations, children of Gaza carried Turkish flags and photographs of 9 Turks who lost their lives onboard Mavi Marmara.