Viva Palestina Make It Through to Gaza

Adam Horowitz @ Mondoweiss

Viva Palestina, a convoy of US human rights activists has entered Gaza with truckloads of humanitarian aid. The delegation has over 200 people, and is a follow up trip to one led by British MP George Galloway last March. This delegation includes Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, New York City Council member Charles Barron and Cynthia McKinney.

Details are still unclear on how much aid got in. Although Viva Palestina’s website reports that they had over “over one million dollars worth of aide” to bring in, Egypt may not have allowed all of it to enter. As has happened on other delegations to Gaza, Egypt created serious obstacles for the convoy as it attempted to enter Gaza, but they got through.

Viva Palestina US has pics.

Update: (thanks Erwicga) The bad news, Egypt holds up its end of the siege-

The Egyptian Authorities stopped trucks of the Viva Palestina aid convoy from entering the Gaza Strip and allowed the crew 24 hours access. The Palestinian Information Center reported that the crew will be allowed into the Gaza Strip for only 24 hours and the aid supplies will stay at the Egyptian side of the borders.

3 Responses to “Viva Palestina Make It Through to Gaza”

  1. earwicga Says:

    The update states that no aid was allowed through, and is still in Egypt. The crew have 24 hour passes only.

  2. RickB Says:

    Thanks for the update, although bad news.

  3. RickB Says:

    Now- George Galloway says that they were forced to leave more than half of the aid behind in Egypt.

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