Thursday, November 25, 2010
Road to Hope convey enters Gaza from Egypt, more on the way
by Larry Geller
Thirty-seven members of the Road to Hope convoy that left London in October have been allowed to enter Gaza through Egypt with humanitarian aid.
The convoy brought a consignment of some 30 vehicles and £500,000 ($788,750) in humanitarian aid. The activists and their cargo arrived in the port city of El-Arish on Thursday after Egypt refused to allow the group to enter the country overland from Libya.
The Road to Hope mission also earned notoriety three weeks ago when a Greek ship's captain held 10 members of the convoy captive after an apparent dispute over payment. Greek commandos boarded the ship after the captain brought the group against their will to the port of Piraeus. [Ma’an News Agency, British aid convoy enters Gaza, 11/26/2010]
One survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre by Israeli commandos was included in the group allowed to cross into Gaza, but others were turned away. He is Ken O'Keefe, who was involved in disarming two Israeli commandos. O’Keefe made the YouTube video below. There are also related videos that tell more of the story of this convoy.
From the video, it appears that there is more to come.