The aid convoy from India managed to reach Gaza. But Egypt did not allow Iranians into this hub for Islamic terrorism.
The “Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan” that began in India and passed through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday, according to PressTV.
Over 100 activists gathered at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Strip. Eight activists arrived onboard one of the convoy’s ships, the remainder flew to Egypt from various countries, PressTV reported.
According to the report by Iranian television, Egypt refused to allow the Iranian delegation from entering Egypt with the rest of the convoy.
Last month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel an “insult to humanity” in a speech to the participants of the convoy during its stop in Iran.
In the speech, Ahmadinejad said that Israeli leaders are being awarded Nobel Peace Prizes while the “real genocide” is going on in the Palestinian territories, according to the report.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
That “Asia 1” managed to reach Gaza, must have been a massive shock for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And the “aid workers” arrived without one single martyr being killed in combat with the “Zionist regime”. The “aid workers” bold statements of “breaking the Israel naval blockade” fizzled out like a wet new year’s rocket.
The arrival of “Asia 1” in Gaza shows how empty and deceptive the rhetoric from Tehran and Damascus is.
The Israeli “naval blockade” of Gaza is not different from the custom control that all nations are entitled to have at its borders. The navy ships of your own nation, will surely be used to stop any ship that openly flags it will try to bypass the custom zones.
Hamas will not, and should not, be allowed to ship rockets into Gaza, that will be used to kill innocent Jews and Arabs inside Israel. All shipments to Gaza, must by scanned for obvious security reasons.
“Asia 1” chose not to seek custom clearance in the Israeli port of Ashdod, which clears tens of thousands of tons of aid for Gaza every week. The Indian promoted convoy set sail for a port in Egypt.
“Asia 1” knew that Egypt also have a custom border with Gaza. But unlike Israel, Egypt hardly allow any shipments into Gaza. Cairo simply do not want Islamic terrorism to flourish, and set the whole Middle East on fire.