RAMALLAH, October 16 (JMCC) - A fleet of ships that organizers say is the largest to try to break the Gaza blockade is set to leave Egypt this weekend.
Egypt is allowing the Viva Palestina flotilla passage through the el-Arish port, although it has said that flotilla leader George Galloway will not be allowed to enter Egypt and remains persona non grata.
Galloway was banned form the country after charging Egyptian officials with inhibiting the path of an earlier convoy of aid
set for Gaza.
The main ship, carrying 380 activists from 42 countries, 147 vehicles and $5 million in medical aid departed from London September 18 and has been held at the Syrian port of Latakia for the past 10 days.Read
Some of the passengers on board the flotilla include 40 people that were also onboard the Mavi Mamara aid ship which was involved in an IDF interception on May 31.
the article at the Jerusalem Post...