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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Galloway's group starts fight with Egyptian police

From DPA:
Multi-national activists belonging to British MP George Galloway's "Viva Palestina" humanitarian aid convoy clashed on Sunday with Egyptian security forces in the north Sinai town of al-Arish, close to the border with Gaza. Clashes erupted after the convoy was refused entry to the crossing point at the town of Rafah, which is bisected by the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Egyptian authorities on Sunday said they would allow Galloway and members of the convoy to enter Gaza through Rafah, but that entry of the convoy itself would have to be coordinated with Israel. As members of the convoy refused to follow orders, they returned back to al-Arish where a row erupted with security police that led to the injury of two activists.
Peace activists sure like to start fights, don't they?

And once again we are left to ponder: if they are trying to bring aid to Gaza, why not coordinate with Israel? One must conclude that they don't give a damn about Gazans getting that aid, but only about their own political posturing against Israel.