The Egyptian authorities are blocking the Viva Palestina aid convoy at Aquaba by imposing impossible conditions ahead of it going through the Rafah crossing into Gaza. Viva Palestina is a registered charity which is delivering medical aid, food and educational materials following the devastation in Gaza carried out a year ago by the Isralei military. Israel continues to thwart attempts at reconstruction and recovery.
The Brent branch of Palestine Solidarity raised more than £500 from local people to help fund the convoy. Martin Francis, Chair of the Brent PSC has written to the Egyptian Embassy asking that the convoy be enabled to go on its way. His plea has been copied to Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North.
Readers may add their voices to this request by writing to the Egyptian Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org and copying to their local Member of Parliament http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/