Fri, 06 Mar 2009 15:14:46 GMT
Four activists, heading for Gaza with humanitarian aid convoy ‘Viva Palestina’, have been returned to Libya short after crossing into Egypt.
The convoy of some 100 vehicles carrying one million pounds worth of humanitarian aid departed from Britain on February 14 and is to enter the impoverished Palestinian territory via Rafah in Egypt.
“The Egyptian authorities have not come up with an explanation as to why these men should be separated from the convoy. There is a feeling that they could mere political pawns in a much wider game is being played out in Egypt at the moment with Libya, Egypt and Israel,” she said.
“Israel is putting huge pressure on Egypt to force the convoy which is now doubled in size, a British-Libyan venture, through Israeli territory.”
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