x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Gaza aid ship docks in Egypt

A ship barred by the Israeli navy from sailing to Gaza with aid for Palestinians docked instead at Egypt's El Arish port yesterday.

EL ARISH, EGYPT // A ship barred by the Israeli navy from sailing to Gaza with aid for Palestinians docked instead at Egypt's El Arish port yesterday and began unloading its cargo, the port chief said. The voyage of the ship, chartered by a charity led by the son of the Libyan leader Muammar Qadafi, had drawn attention because of concerns it might provoke a confrontation with Israeli forces enforcing a blockade of Gaza. Israel said it would not allow the ship to land in Gaza but would let it go to Egypt or to an Israeli port where its cargo could be delivered over land.

* Reuters