Memorial for victims of Mavi Marmara erected in Spain

The monument, designed by sculptors Roxanne Robinson and Arevalo Beteta, was erected at the Palestine Park in Leganes near Madrid

Memorial for victims of Mavi Marmara erected in Spain

World Bulletin/News Desk

A monument was unveiled in the Spanish capital Madrid to commemorate nine Turkish activists killed by Israeli commandos in the May 31 raid on Gaza-Bound aid ship Mavi Marmara.

The monument, designed by sculptors Roxanne Robinson and Arevalo Beteta, was erected at the Palestine Park in Leganes near Madrid at the initiatives of three Spanish activists supported by several non-governmental organizations.

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Spanish activists plan to send two aid ships to Gaza this spring.

Turkish Ambassador to Spain Ender Arat, Palestinian Ambassador to Spain Moussa Odeh, Mayor of Leganes Rafael Gomez Montaya and representatives from Turkish humanitarian aid organization IHH attended a ceremony held to unveil the monument on Friday.

The monument features a child launching the Mavi Marmara ship loaded with humanitarian aid materials in front of a tumbledown wall which depicts Palestine.

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