Monday, 9 March 2009
Viva Palestina Convoy approaches Gaza crossing
The Viva Palestina Convoy is approaching Rafah.
The convoy has started to move out of the two car parks in Al Arish and onto the road to Rafah. At 7.55 (GMT). It took 90 minutes for all the vehicles to leave. They are now waiting for the second group of vehicles to get on the road.
Negotiations with the Egyptian authorities have continued. Some non-medical aid was unloaded, in line with the outcome of the negotiations, and has been handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent for delivery by them to Gaza.
The convoy expects to cross later today into Gaza.
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