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Viva ∞ Palestina Enters Gaza

July 14, 2009, 11 pm, Cairo

The Viva Palestina US caravan has received a permit to allow the group passage through the Rafah gate and into Gaza after spending 10 days in Cairo trying to overcome a series of bureaucratic delays.

The American convoy is mobilizing to carry busloads of supplies to the people of Gaza on Wednesday, July 15, and expects no further delays to their humanitarian mission because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had already confirmed that all 200 delegates have satisfied all technical requirements required for travel.

Weeks ago, the Viva Palestina US convoy received assurances from Egyptian diplomats that they would expedite the delivery of a convoy of trucks, medical and relief supplies and American human rights volunteers into Gaza, but restrictions were then imposed on the initial Viva Palestina plan.

“We are now on our way to complete our humanitarian mission, more determined than ever and stronger in heart than when we entered Egypt,” says George Galloway, British Member of Parliament. “We now look forward to seeing in a matter of hours the faces of the besieged people of Gaza.”

This is a victory for the people of Gaza. We were determined not to be denied in bringing humanitarian aid to the children of Gaza. The silence of the world is deafening as the people of Gaza suffer, but the two hundred Americans and over one million dollars worth of aide that is going through confirms our commitment to a free Palestine. Long live the people of Palestine.


At Thursday, July 16, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

Alison Weir is currently at the Rafah crossing in the process of entering Gaza. Currently, her Egyptian cell phone number is still working and she can be reached on it for interviews: 0188225433. We don't know whether it will continue to work once she is actually in Gaza. Former member of Congress Cynthia McKinney is also with Alison and will be available for interviews on the same phone number.

The Viva Palestina convoy will only be allowed to stay in Gaza for 24 hours, so they intend to be awake the entire time, visiting hospitals, etc.

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Between the hope convoys reaching Gaza and the war crimes investigation and the stories about Nuttyyahoo getting very paranoid and losing control of his government, lokk for some Israeli fireworks to start up soon to distract the gullible.


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