An aid convoy heading to the Gaza Strip was allowed to cross into the embattled Mediterranean enclave on Sunday evening, Palestinian officials confirmed on Monday morning to Bikya Masr.To summarize:
The vessel, Miles of Smiles, is carrying aid and some 60 activists, most Europeans, a few South Africans, Tunisian and Lebanese nationals, had docked at the northern Sinai town of al-Arish on Saturday before making the 45 kilometer journey to the Gaza border.
The activists are also carrying ambulances, medicine and medical equipment for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, which has been suffering from an Israeli-Egyptian led blockade on the area.
|Miles of Smiles||Flotilla|
|Brings real aid, including ambulances||Pretends to bring aid, but the aid it brings is useless|
|Works modestly without huge publicity; doesn't even have a website|| |
Has not acted violently
|Justifies violent actions of IHH in May 2010 flotilla; supports terrorism|
|Adheres to international law||Violates international law in trying to break legal blockade|
Brings aid through Egypt
|Has come out publicly against humanitarian aid delivered legally|
|Doesn't lie to the media||Always lies to the media|