Viva Palestina! crawling nearer to Gaza...
You'd have thought that a humanitarian convoy to Palestine, led by a British MP, might get the Beeb to prick up its ears, more so if the convoy was attacked by Egyptian riot police, but I've only heard silence from it, please correct me if I'm wrong on this...
Update: It appears that the BBC has taken note on its website, now that an Egyptian soldier has apparently died in clashes with Hamas over the harassment of the convoy...
Another update (via email alert):
After days of pressure imposed by the Egyptian authorities the Viva Palestina Convoy have 'triumphantly' entered
Despite being attacked by Egyptian riot police at the port of Al Arish last night, the 'strong willed' convoy of humanitarians from all over the world carrying much needed medical aid to the people of Gaza went ahead and was greeted with cheers from hundreds of well-wishers carrying flowers, warm smiles and chanting Viva Palestina!
Having agreed to Egyptian demands, the convoy of 500 people re-routed their journey from Aqaba in
Earlier today at the Rafah border violence broke out as hundreds of Palestinians began throwing stones across the border at Egyptian security forces, who then fired back at the protesters. This was in retaliation to the way the activists were treated by Egyptian police.
Viva Palestina convoy leader Kevin Ovenden says - We are all emotional to see that all of
The convoy aimed to cross the Rafah border into
The Viva Palestina convoy is partnered with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and departed
For further information on the Viva Palestina Gaza Aid Convoy visit www.vivapalestina.org
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Galloway interviewed on Democracy Now!