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Gaza convoy reaches Aqaba port
Viva Palestina convoy, which was launched to break unjust embargo imposed on Gaza and support the Palestinian people, has arrived at Jordan’s Aqaba seaport, from where it will cross into Egypt. The mo
Europe, MiddleEast, Turkey 24.12.2009

The convoy will go to Egypt by ship from Aqaba. It is expected to be in Egypt after a 10-hour preparation and voyage. 


‘Turkish PM did what befitted him’


While in Jordan the convoy got the news of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for an end to Gaza embargo. “Turkish PM once again did what befitted him. I hope his attitude will set an example for all Muslim countries, especially for Egypt,” British MP George Galloway commented, while Bülent Yıldırım, president of the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, said “I thank the prime minister. The Islamic world was relieved by the statement. His stance is a turning point for ending Gaza embargo.”  


No second alternative


Convoy representatives denied reports by certain media organs that the convoy will not be granted permit to enter Gaza via Egypt, and said they had not traversed such a long distance to turn back. They reiterated they will not turn back until they have entered Gaza and delivered aid entrusted to the convoy.    


Jordan cheers for convoy


The convoy participants drew extensive support and interest during its stay in Jordan. The 1.5 million Palestinians living in Jordan particularly supported the convoy. Both Palestinians and Jordanians flocked to roadsides to greet the convoy, which had to make frequent stops to greet crowds. Women donated their jewels to be taken to Palestinians, while charitable Jordanians donated the money they had raised to the convoy.     

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