Libyan aid ship arrives in Egypt

Published July 14th, 2010 - 08:11 GMT
Libyan ship
Libyan ship

A Libyan aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip has arrived in a port in Egypt after the Israeli navy warned the vessel against trying to break the siege. An Egyptian official on Wednesday evening confirmed the Amal Thea arrived in El Arish, some 45km south of the border with Gaza.

"Medical supplies and passengers will enter Gaza through the Rafah border [crossing], while food will enter through the Awja border," Captain Gamal Abdel Maqsoud, who is in charge of the port, conveyed.

The ship is carrying 12 crew members and at least nine passengers, including six Libyans and one each from Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria. 

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