19 November 2012

Egypt: 400 Egypt Activists Cross Into Gaza

Photo: IRIN
Palestinians wait outside the main gate of the Rafah border crossing as they attempt to get to Egypt (file photo).

Gaza Strip — Around 400 Egyptian activists headed to the Gaza Strip on Sunday to show solidarity with its people as Israeli air strikes pounded the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, organisers said.

A bus convoy transporting members of several Egyptian parties and political movements arrived at the country's Rafah border crossing with Gaza, officials said, as Israeli airstrikes pounded the coastal enclave for a fifth day.

"The trip is to show our support for the people of the Gaza Strip in the face of the Israeli aggression," said organiser Mahmud Ali of Egypt's Liberal Dustoor Party.

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400 Egyptians Travel to Gaza

Palestinians wait outside the main gate of the Rafah border crossing as they attempt to get to Egypt (file photo).

Egyptian authorities allowed a delegation of roughly 400 activists into Gaza to express their solidarity with its people in the wake of recent Israeli airstrikes. Read more »