Chavez, Galloway to break Gaza siege

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Chavez, Galloway to break Gaza siege: Report
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:06:10 GMT
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The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) and outspoken British politician George Galloway (R)
Outspoken British lawmaker George Galloway is planning a new aid convoy to the besieged Gaza Strip that would include Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. 

According to a report published by the Ma'an news agency, Galloway is currently in Egypt and is organizing a new solidarity convoy to Gaza - the Lifeline 2. 

The convoy is scheduled to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. Some 200 American solidarity activists will join the convoy. 

The anti-siege convoy is likely to arrive at the Egyptian side of the crossing on Tuesday evening, and will enter the blockaded Gaza Strip by Wednesday. 

The British House of Commons lawmaker also stressed that he will continue to organize solidarity convoys to the war-battered coastal sliver in a quest for lifting the Israeli siege which has plagued the terrain. 

According to a newly released report from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Palestinians living in Gaza are 'trapped in despair.' Israel's two-year blockade has resulted in a complete economic breakdown of Gaza and more than 70 percent of the population is wrestling with destitution. 

Galloway said that Israeli lobbyists had forwarded three requests to the US Attorney General Eric Holder, calling for measures to stop the convoy. However, the requests were rejected. 


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