[Editor's Note: Four buses carrying medical aid, US and international volunteers were stopped at the Suez Canal and prevented from crossing into the Sinai on their way to Gaza, evidently on Saturday. They were given conflicting reasons why they could not proceed to the Egypt-Gaza border checkpoint at Al Arish. Dorchester People for Peace, Vets for Peace, and ISO, whose Boston members are part of the convoy, will hold a press conference Tuesday, 7/14, 4:30 p.m. at Park Street Station to demand the convoy be allowed to enter Gaza.]
Update No.2 - US-GAZA Convoy
There have been many developments in the last 24 hours, which some of you may have already followed.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND ACTIVISM ON BEHALF OF THE CONVOY EFFORT -- AND KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!
You can find the latest news about the Convoy (or make a contribution!) at http://www.vivapalestina-us.org/topics/updates-of-convoy/ so I won't repeat the details here, except to summarize:
Some of us (including me) are still in Alexandria, hoping to obtain the Convoy vehicles today (Monday, local time). The rest have reunited in CAIRO, where the medical supplies have been staged. If all goes well we will join up today or tomorrow and proceed directly to GAZA. The CAIRO group has been joined by NY City Councilor Charles Barron, MP George Galloway, former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (and Green Party presidential candidate), who was just released from a week in Israeli jail after the Freegaza boat she was on from Cyprus to Gaza was intercepted and seized by the Israeli navy in an act of piracy-- and now the Hip-hop Dead Prez. They are all busy giving interviews and putting pressure on the Egyptian government to let the Convoy through.