Aid convoy will enter Gaza from Rafah


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An aid convoy carrying 200 truckloads of basic food and medical supplies will be allowed to enter Gaza.

The Viva Palestina convoy organized by British lawmaker George Galloway arrived Sunday in the Egyptian port of El-Arish. The cargo was set to be unloaded and enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing accompanied by some 450 activists from 17 countries.

Egypt had insisted that the convoy travel from a port on the Red Sea, where it arrived last week, to a port on the Mediterranean in order to enter Gaza.

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