it's a propaganda ploy. if the crews wanted to help gaza's residents they would put pressure on hamas to become a civil entity and not an islamic terror cell. if the palestinians want a viable civil state they must go to the negotiating table without precondition and without hamas which is pledged to destroy israel.
Russia agrees in principle to coordinating Syria flights with U.S., says defense ministry (Reuters)
from the article: Greece blocks departure of all Gaza-bound ships