If we don’t rebel, if we’re not physically in an active rebellion, then it’s spiritual death.” ― Chris Hedges

Friday, October 22, 2010



The Viva Palestina convoy of almost 150 vehicles, 370 people from 30 different countries and $5 million of aid has entered Gaza. Amidst scenes of jubilation from thousands of Palestinians there to greet the convoy, Kevin Ovenden, the convoy director, expressed his joy at being in Gaza once again. "We have driven more than 3,000 miles to bring this essential aid and to break this illegal siege of Gaza. We have been joined by supporters from Morocco and Algeria and from the Gulf States and Jordan, to make this the biggest convoy ever to break the siege of Gaza. We are absolutely overjoyed to be here and to bring with us the soil from the graves of those who were massacred on the Mavi Marmara which will be used to plant trees as a memorial to their sacrifice."

The convoy set out four weeks and five days ago from London. It travelled through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Syria. Everywhere the reception was fantastic and the generosity of well-wishers unsurpassed. Towards the end there was a frustrating delay in Syria whilst negotiations at the highest levels were conducted with the Egyptian authorities.

In the end it was all worth it as the Egyptian authorities decided to allow passage of the whole convoy, sadly excluding just 17 members of the convoy including George Galloway.

The convoy will be handed over in its entirety to the relevant bodies tomorrow and the members of the convoy then expect to leave Gaza and return home in the next 48 hours after celebrations and formal thanks are given.


Timster said...

Another victory!

veritas6464 said...

Hey Timster,..It's great News. This sort of thing is what I yearn to be a part of. Well, I can be now, that they gave me my passport back.

I can be a pain in the arse some times but I'm no terrorist, would that I had the nads. Hello.


Penny said...

the convoy getting through is really good news!

veritas6464 said...

Hey Penny,...Certainly something to celebrate among all the pain and suffering the evil tribe throw at rest of the world on a daily basis. It is beyond me to comprehend why a few billion allow a few million to treat them like crap and still remain comatose while that same gang of monsters laughs at them and belittles them for their idiocy.

If there aint no such thing as God's wrath; surely someone's got to put a foot up there arses, soon. I mean, how long can this infuriating nonsense be left to go on.