Gaza aid flotilla to dock in Egyptian port of el-Arish

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 1, 2011 09:42

An aid convoy to the Gaza Strip was expected to dock in Egypt's el-Arish port on Saturday, Israel Radio reported.

Egyptian officials have given clearence to the Asia 1 to dock at el-Arish and enter Gaza from Rafah, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Friday. The Asia 1, the first convoy to attempt to reach Gaza from Asia, began its journey from India and traveled through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Syria before arriving in Lebanon last week.

Officials issued permits allowing for the entry of 120 of the activists aboard the ship, while denying entry to 46 others from Iran and Jordan, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported.


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