Hamas official urges Egypt to let Malaysian aid into Gaza

Published May 30, 2011 12:43

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Senior Hamas official Muhammad Shebab on Monday appealed to Egypt to allow aid from a Malaysian ship into the Gaza Strip.

The Malaysian vessel had tried to break Israel’s naval blockade and deliver aid to Gaza’s port. But Israeli forces fired warning shots toward the ship, and it was forced to dock in Egypt’s Al-Arish port.

Twelve activists onboard the boat have been waiting in Al-Arish for 10 days waiting for Egypt to allow them to take 30 tons of aid into Gaza through the Rafah crossing, Shebab said.

The Hamas official urged Cairo to facilitate their entry as soon as possible.




Previous updates on the “Spirit of Rachel Corrie”

Commentaries: The Spirit Of Rachel Corrie Mission, 25 May 2011
Twelve Days of Breaking Siege, 24 May 2011
The Other Side of the Siege, 23 May 2011
MV Finch Still Stranded, Water Supply Running Out, 23 May 2011
Crew have Palestinians very much on their mind, 20 May 2011
Experiences Of Those On Board The Spirit Of Rachel Corrie Vessel, 19 May 2011
Spirit of Rachel Corrie – Message of Support, 18 May 2011
Shocked, but mission still ‘a success’, 18 May 2011
Conveying My Concern for the Safety of All On Board the Malaysian Ship, 17 May 2011

Press Release on the “Spirit of Rachel Corrie”

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie attacked by the Israeli naval forces – Press Release 1
The ship’s 12 crew and passengers are safe – Press Release 2
PGPF condemned the act of aggression by the Israeli Naval Forces – Press Release 3
MV FINCH to make Another Attempt to Enter Gaza – Press Release 4
Spirit of Rachel Corrie Mission objects to the use of an Israeli land port – Press Release 5

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