“The Egyptian government has placed a series of seemingly arbitrary obstacles in our path by refusing to allow the convoy entry into Egypt via the Red Sea port of Nuweiba, stating instead that the aid must enter Egypt through the Mediterranean port of Al Areesh.”
Egypt should just shoot this notorious trouble-making, terrorist-loving, British bastard.
Galloway sent the following letter to the Ambassadors of the many countries whose citizens are currently waiting with the convoy in Aqaba. LIVE LEAK
Viva Palestina is a UK registered charity that was formed earlier this year to provide humanitarian relief for the people of Gaza.
This convoy, departed from London on 6th December, and has driven across Europe , Turkey , Syria and Jordan , with volunteers joining from many countries. The convoy is due to cross into Egypt via the ferry at Aqaba today and then to proceed to the Rafah Crossing, arriving on 27th December.
Because there are no ferry companies that operate from Aqaba with a scheduled route to Al Areesh, we have no recourse but to use the only route available to us, from Aqaba to Nuweiba. This situation is of course is greatly distressing to your citizens who have given up their time, collected aid, and driven vast distances to assist the people of Gaza. Not only do they feel it is an insult to their integrity and probity, but that also the proposed alternative route through Al Areesh is both impractical and impossible, for reasons that I am sure you understand.
I would therefore be most obliged if you could contact the relevant Egyptian authorities, on behalf of your citizens, to request the swift and safe passage of the Viva Palestina convoy into Egypt via the ferry crossing from Aqaba to Nuweiba, so that they can peacefully proceed to the Rafah Crossing on their vital humanitarian mission.
George Galloway MP
House of Commons