Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tunisia sends 4 tons of aid to Gaza. No one notices.

In recent days, Ma'an has started writing a boilerplate description of Gaza in a number of articles:

The Gaza Strip has been under a sea, land and air blockade imposed by Israel since 2007.

There has been a steady stream of land convoys that have been going to Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing over the past year, and no one is doing anything to stop them.

The latest came from Tunisia, which sent activists with 15 vehicles carrying four tons of what they say are medicines and medical equipment.

There have been others - Viva Palestina, Miles of Smiles, and more - that successfully and pretty quietly send whatever they want to Gaza through Rafah without any Israeli intervention.

Essentially, anyone can send whatever aid they want to Gaza.

Not that you would know it from reading the news.