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Scottish Medicines for Gaza stopped in El Arish

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(SUNDAY JULY 20th 4.45pm) The 1.5 tons of medicines from Scotland to Gaza are now a few metres outside the gate into Gaza at Rafah on the Egyptian side of the Israeli-built wall that has enclosed the people of this area.

The Egyptian authorities in Rafah are refusing entry of the medicines to Gaza and are now demanding that Khalil and Linda drive the van away from their destination towards El Arish. They are threatening to load the van onto a truck and impound van and medicines.

Khalil and Linda, who have overcome may obstacles on the road from Scotland to Rafah to deliver these medicines, are refusing to drive the medicines away from the gate through the Wall into Rafah.

Please text and call with your support for Linda (00 44 (0)7958673840) and Khlalil 00 44 (0)796 00 87 000

Also write and/or call

Egyptian Prime Minister:
Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Nazif
Phone: (202) 7958014/35/36
Fax: (202) 7356449 – 7958016
Website: http://www.cabinet.gov.eg
Email: primemin@idsc.gov.eg

Egyptian Interior Minister
General Habib Ibrahim Habib El Adly
Phone: (202) 7948308 – 7984300
Fax: (202) 7945529
Email: Moi1@idsc.gov.eg

At the Egyptian Embassy in London, please email Mr Amr Al Shams at amrshams@live.com 07852 337 210
If he is unavailable, try 07950912304
(020) 7235 9719 Consulate General
(020) 7409 2236 Press and Information Office
Egyptian Consulate Press Office: info@egpressoffice.com or info@egyptianconsulate.co.uk

A projected five-day journey has turned into ten days: earlier, they were turned back by the Croatian authorities, and had to drive through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to reach the Turkish border. There, they were initially refused entry and told to turn back, before the medicines were allowed to transit Turkey, Syria, Jordan and into Egypt to try to get to the people of Gaza.

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
SPSC is affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK) www.palestinecampaign.org