Gaza aid convoy to change course + Children of Gaza share their experiences of “Cast Lead”

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Al Jazeera English
28 Dec 2009

Organisers of Viva Palestina aid convoy, which is trying to reach the Gaza Strip, have now agreed to go via Syria en route to Egypt.

The agreement came after a Turkish mediator reached a deal with the Egyptian consul in Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba.

The convoy will now head to the Syrian port of Latakia to sail from there to the Egyptian port of El Arish, and then to Gaza.

via Al Jazeera English – Middle East – Gaza aid convoy to change course

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Message: break the siege

Al-Ahram Weekly
24 – 30 December 2009
Issue No. 978

The Viva Palestina convoy is hours away from Egypt while participants of the Gaza Freedom March have started arriving in Cairo. VP organiser Kevin Ovenden asks, “Will they get through?

Two groups of largely Westerners, disgusted by their governments’ indifference to the plight of the Palestinians besieged by Israel in Gaza, have descended on Egypt, hoping to convince the Egyptian authorities to once again defy the Israeli blockade and help their Palestinian brothers.

via Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Message: break the siege

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Demonstration to break the blockade on Gaza – 27-12-09

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December 27, 2009

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The Children of Gaza share their experiences of “Cast Lead” – 27 Dec 09

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December 27, 2009

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Why Aren’t the NYT and WaPost Covering the International Gaza Freedom March?

JFP’s Robert Naiman is in Egypt this week participating in the International Gaza Freedom March. But the Egyptian government has blocked the marchers from even approaching the Egyptian border with Gaza. Egypt is also blocking an aid convoy that has the support of the Turkish government from entering Egypt at Nuwieba. Even a peaceful protest at UN offices in Cairo was largely walled off from public view by Egyptian policy.

Meanwhile there is largely a U.S. press blackout of these striking developments. A search of the New York Times and the Washington Post only turns up a tiny AP story on the websites of the Times and the Post. Yet, there have been many AFP and BBC reports on the march and aid convoy.

Would you email the editors at the New York Times and the Washington Post and ask them why they are not covering these incredibly important events?

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