20 May 2009


Here is the latest update after tonight's meeting. The Egyptians have now officially confirmed that they will allow the aid convoy into Gaza.

The boat from Libya had a minor delay due to some cargo that had to be removed before it left for Egypt from Libya. The Libyan company confirmed that a crane had broken down whilst unloading that cargo, and that is what caused the minor delay in leaving Libya for Egypt.

The company has confirmed the Libyan boat will now arrive shortly in Alexandria, and is then expected to be in Post Said with the convoy supplies on Friday. At this point the convoy, escorted by the Egyptians, will then leave Port Said by road for Al Arish and then to the Rafah border to enter Palestine. So, the crossing into Gaza should take place at the VERY earliest late Friday, but more realistically on Saturday I think.Convoy members who enter Gaza will remain inside for 4 days

I doubt I will hear anything more tonight as people are tired and it is after midnight in Egypt and it is late here too (Yawn). I will post more updates tomorrow should anything change.