A relief mission entirely composed of Jewish human rights campaigners has set sail from northern Cyprus to break Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip.
The activists, who are of Israeli, German, British and American nationalities, departed for the coastal sliver on Sunday, AFP reported.
Earlier in the year, Israeli commandos attacked the Freedom Flotilla, a Turkish-backed aid convoy carrying aid supplies to Gaza. The assault in international waters killed nine Turkish activists on board the fleet's lead vessel, MV Mavi Marmara.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Andy David called the Jewish cause "a provocative joke that isn't funny."