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Monday, January 03, 2011

Egypt bars one third of anti-Israel agitators from entering Gaza

From Ma'an:
The Asia 1, an aid convoy backed by nations in Southeast Asia which drove from India to Syria and sailed for Egypt, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening, Egyptian officials said.

Of the 160 activists traveling with the convoy, 112 were allowed entry into the coastal enclave, with Iranian and Jordanian activists excluded.

As the activists entered Gaza, the aid from the ship was being unloaded at El-Arish, the Egyptian port city, and will enter Gaza on Monday morning, officials said.
Egypt has barred potential troublemakers from Gaza before, most recently with Viva Palestina.

It will be interesting to see Iran's reaction. So far they have mentioned it without comment.