Egyptian solidarity convoy crosses into embattled Gaza

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Nov 2012

Convoy bearing Egyptian activists is finally allowed passage through Rafah border crossing as Palestinian death toll from Israel's onslaught exceeds 60

Convoy of Egyptian revolutionary youth arrives to the borders of Gaza (Photo: Nada El-Kouny)

A convoy organised by several Egyptian political parties, revolutionary groups and independent activists has crossed into Rafah border Sunday night to show solidarity with the Palestinian people, currently suffering under fierce Israeli airstrikes that have killed at least 65 Palestinians over the last five days.

The Egyptian authorities have granted permission to the convoy to make the crossing, and arround 550 activists have already crossed.

The Egyptian convoy includes eight buses, along with several other smaller vehicles.

Parties and groups participating in the convoy include the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, the liberal Constitution Party, the leftist Popular Current, the centrist Strong Egypt and Egyptian Current parties, the Arab Nasserist Party, the Youth for Justice and Freedom movement, the National Front for Justice and Democracy and the Revolutionary Socialists.

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