Over 1,400 people (almost as many as were massacred by Israel last year) from all over the world literally put their lives on hold to stand and march in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Aside from the monies raised to purchase necessary supplies, these people gave up their holidays, a time to spend with their families, to help a segment of the ‘family of man’ that is in need.
One would expect the government of Israel to do everything in its power to stop the convoy from entering Gaza. This is THEIR siege and they will protect it! BUT…. when Egypt and Jordan back them, there are no words (except some that might offend readers) to describe the situation.
D I S G R A C E F U L ! ! !
CONVOY FORBIDDEN ENTRY INTO EGYPT!
Over 500 people from 20 countries, in 250 vehicles loaded with Humanitarian Aid, are left stranded in Aqaba, Jordan, having been refused permission to enter Egypt. The Egyptian Government have placed 3 conditions on the convoy if it wants to enter Egypt.
1. We hand all our vehicles and aid over to UNRA.
2. We drive 500 miles back to Syria, and take a 24 hour ferry through the Suez Canal.
3. We have to ask Israel for permission to cross from Egypt to Gaza.
All 3 conditions have been flatly rejected by everyone on the convoy, as we want to cross into Gaza and hand our aid over to the Palestinians ourselves. For the 1st time, Egypt has now openly admitted that they are under control of Israel/US.
Tomorrow marks the 1st anniversary of the start of the 22 day massacre of over 1,400 people. In solidarity, we are all going to embark on a fast. We will all fast for as long as it takes for us to get into Gaza with our aid. We are calling on people all over the world to fast with us, and with the Palestinians, who fast every day due to the illegal siege imposed upon them by Israel/US/Egypt.
Viva is calling on you to contact the Egyptian Embassy and demand that we be allowed to enter Gaza and deliver our aid with our own hands. The contact details for the Egyptian Embassy in USA are: 202.966.6342, Consulate@egyptembassy.net.
Please contact them, and express your outrage at their refusal to allow Humanitarian Aid into Gaza.