5 January 2010
#10 VIVA PALESTINA UPDATE, LAST ONE I HOPE
Many thanks to “D from Turkey” who gave us these links to videos of the pre-meditated attack tonight shown on Turkish television. The first link is a longer version, the second is a shorter version. Both are in Turkish, but no words are needed to see what happened, this is a disgrace!
We spent almost 3 hours in a blind panic unable to locate our people, only their phones were found on the ground and answered by strangers. Some people are STILL missing. THIS is what it was like for us on this blog as it happened. God knows what tomorrow will bring after this attack. Hopefully the Egyptians have had enough fun and games and will now let them get on with their work of delivering the ambulances and aid to those who are in need of it.
Viva Palestina Convoy Attacked in El-Arish
January 05, 2010
Press TV, Tue 5 Jan 2010 @ 2200GMT: 4th interview with correspondent Hassan Ghani from El-Arish, Egypt where the Convoy is being attacked by the Egyptian riot police and negotiations stalled. Ghani is travelling with the Viva Palestina Convoy enroute to Gaza.
Get News & Follow the convoy: http://readingpsc.org.uk/convoy
The Viva Palestina aid convoy to Gaza which left London on December 6th has been blocked from entering Egypt then held at the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The convoy, which is made up of more than 200+ vehicles, planned to reach Rafah on December 27th.
Viva Palestina Convoy Attacked in El-Arish #2
Viva Palestina Convoy Attacked in El-Arish #3
55 activists injured in clashes in Egypt
6 Jan. 2009
Around 55 people have been injured in clashes between Egyptian riot police and Viva Palestina activists at the Egyptian port of El-Arish.
The scuffles broke out after Egypt said it would not allow 59 humanitarian assistance trucks of the Viva Palestina convoy to enter Gaza.
Talks in which a delegation of Turkish lawmakers sought to convince Egyptian officials to change their minds proved fruitless.
The convoy arrived in El-Arish to attempt to break the siege of Gaza.
Earlier, Cairo had said it would only allow 157 members of the Viva Palestina convoy, which is led by British politician George Galloway, to drive to Gaza. However, later the Egyptian government agreed to allow 400 of the group’s volunteers entry to the Gaza Strip.
The convoy has over 200 vehicles laden with basic food items and medical supplies.