Libyan Gaza-bound aid convoy arrives in Egypt's El-Arish city

18:47, August 03, 2010      

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A Libyan Gaza-bound aid convoy arrived early Tuesday at Egypt's Mediterranean port city of El-Arish.

The aid convoy, which arrived in the wee hours of the day, comprises 16 trucks, 12 of which carried medical aid while the rest carried foodstuff, a security source told Xinhua.

Some 65 people are accompanying the convoy, including 11 doctors and 13 media men. The rest of the companions are activists, chief of the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in north Sinai Osama El- Sergany told Xinhua.

The convoy arrived in the gathering point in El-Arish Stadium, he said, pointing out that the aid shipments will be transported to Gaza according to "the mechanism of transporting aid to the strip."

Egypt allows medical aid materials be transferred to Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing (40 km from El-Arish), while the foodstuff has to be transferred through Oujah crossing after coordinating with the Israeli authorities.

The Egyptian port of El-Arish received in mid-July a Libyan- commissioned aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip carrying some 2,000 tons of medical and food aid.

On May 31, Israeli naval commandos raided an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, killing nine activists. The incident sparked worldwide outcry and new concerns about the sufferings of the Gaza people.

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