Egyptian Forces Readying For Attack On Viva Palestina Convoy In Al Arish

To all friends of Palestine

Our situation is now at a crisis point! Riot has broken out in the port of Al- Arish.

This late afternoon we were negotiating with a senior official from Cairo who left negotiations some two hours ago and did not return. Our negotiations with the official was regarding taking our aid vehicles into Gaza.

He left two hours ago and did not come back. Egyptian authorities called over 2,000 riot police who then moved towards our camp at the port.

We have now blocked the entrance to the port and we are now faced with riot police and water cannons and are determined to defend our vehicles and aid.

The Egyptian authorities have by their stubbornness and hostility towards the convoy, brought us to a crisis point.

We are now calling upon all friends of palestine to mount protests in person where possible, but by any means available to Egyptian representatives, consulates and Embassy’s and demand that the convoy are allowed a safe passage into Gaza tomorrow!

Kevin Ovenden
Viva Palestina Convoy Leader

Alice Howard
Viva Palestina UK – Administration Manager
Tel: 07944 512 469

Find your Embassy Consulate here

Egyptian Embassy
020 7499 3304 +
UK FCO 020 7008 1500
BBC 03700 100 222


9 Responses to “Egyptian Forces Readying For Attack On Viva Palestina Convoy In Al Arish”

  1. earwicga Says:

    Did you call?

  2. RickB Says:

    Yes, they recited some bullshit then put down the phone!

  3. earwicga Says:

    Ha! So they’re answering. Good.

  4. RickB Says:

    I’m sure if this was an aid convoy under attack by Iranian security it would be making the news!

  5. earwicga Says:

    Sorry I can’t hear you – I’m too busy reading about Dave’s airbrushing…

    • earwicga Says:

      And about how safe it is for people to travel on aeroplanes. FFS, I have been on a plane once (well twice if you count there and back) and have absolutely no interest in airport security!!!

  6. RickB Says:

    Ah, real news!

  7. RickB Says:

    Thanks, amazing how they manage to make an aid convoy look evil!

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