Viva Palestina aid convoy sets off for Gaza:
"The Viva Palestina aid convoy sets off from London bound for Gaza filled with aid."
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"Saturday February 14, 2009
A convoy of more than 110 vehicles has snaked its way out of London for Gaza to deliver more than £1m worth of aid, including ambulances and a fire engine.
A cyclist passes vehicles taking part in the Viva Palestine aid convoy, as they line up in Hyde Park, London.
A huge convoy of over 110 vehicles will leave London today for Gaza, delivering more than #1 million worth of aid, including ambulances and a fire engine. The size of the convoy and the amount of aid it is carrying have exceeded the expectations of the organisers, grouped under the umbrella Viva Palestine and supported by many Muslim organisations as well as the Stop the War Coalition. See PA story POLITICS Gaza.
The Viva Palestine convoy of more than 110 vehicles will deliver aid to Gaza
The size of the convoy and the amount of aid it is carrying have exceeded the expectations of the organisers, grouped under the umbrella Viva Palestine and supported by many Muslim organisations as well as the Stop the War Coalition.
The convoy will travel 5,000 miles through France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, crossing into Gaza at Rafah in early March.
Hundreds of volunteers are driving the aid convoy, which includes 12 ambulances, a boat and trucks full of medicines, tools, clothes, blankets and shoe-boxes as well as gifts for children.
Respect MP George Galloway, who will help to drive, said: "There is an intifada sweeping Britain. It is a massive and peaceful movement in support of the beleaguered population of Gaza and Palestine.
"It is happening everywhere, but is especially strong in the north of England and especially among young Muslims.
"This convoy is material manifestation of it. In barely a month, it has metamorphosed from an aspiration I threw out at the 100,000-strong pro-Palestine demonstration on January 10 to more than 100 vehicles and nearly 300 people from across Britain.
"We will lead the biggest convoy of British vehicles across North Africa since Montgomery."
The vehicles are heading to Ramsgate, Kent, where they will board a ferry to Ostend, Belgium.
After arriving in Ostend the convoy will travel down to Bordeaux in south west France for their first major stop.
Mr Galloway is expected to join up with the convoy frequently throughout the trip.
Article Taken From SKYNEWS"
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