Gaza convoy finishes unloading at Egypt port
The Gaza-bound aid convoy " Lifeline 5" ship finished unloading its cargo at Egypt's Mediterranean port of Arish Thursday after it arrived at the port earlier that day.
Director of Al-Arish port Gamal Abdel-Maksoud told Xinhua that the ship's cargo was loaded into the vehicles once the ship docked.
He added that the convoy composing 306 people coming from 30 European and Arab countries are passing through passport and customs procedures to head for Gaza through Rafah boarder crossing.
About 155 activists of the Lifeline 5 aid convoy arrived in Egypt's Al-Arish airport Wednesday and waited for the ship to arrive.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian government told the convoy organizers they should abide by five conditions if the convoy is to be allowed to berth in Egyptian waters and deliver aid to Gaza. However, it did not specify what the conditions were.
Israel has imposed a tight sea and ground blockade on the Gaza Strip right after the Islamic Hamas movement seized the territory by force in June 2007.