Sunday, July 18, 2010
As Libyan aid reaches Gaza, next aid ship planned
by Larry Geller
(cartoon by Carlos Latuff) (free to use)
As supplies from the Libyan aid ship, forced by Israel to dock in Egypt, begin to reach Gaza (See: Aid from Libya arrives in Gaza, CNN, 7/18/2010), another ship may be on the way to challenge the illegal blockade. From the CNN article on the Libyan ship:
The ship from the Gadhafi foundation, a charity headed by the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, docked in Al Arish in northern Egypt on Thursday and began unloading aid. But the goods, which include food, medicine and construction materials, sat in storage awaiting transfer to the Gaza border while the medical materials -- a top priority for delivery -- were sorted from the other supplies.
The 35 trucks with Libyan aid were part of a larger convoy of nearly 200 truckloads of aid moving into Gaza on Sunday, the IDF said.
The next ship may be from Germany:
A group of Jewish activists in Germany will send an aid ship to the besieged Gaza Strip at the end of July to break the blockade and to express their rejection of Israel's inhuman acts against the Palestinians. [AhlulBayt News Agency, German-Jewish group to send aid ship to besieged Gaza soon, 7/18/2010]