American Aid Convey Stopped To Gaza Stopped In Egypt

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Emergency Report from Viva Palestina
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>LET MY PEOPLE GO: AN EMERGENCY REPORT FROM VIVA PALESTINA
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>Alexandria, Sunday, July 12, 2009. Yesterday, four buses carrying American citizens and their badly needed cargo of medical supplies bound for the destitute people of Gaza were abruptly stopped by the Egyptian authorities at the Suez Canal and prohibited from proceeding further. This blockade of our buses into the Sinai is the latest in a series of obstacles and frustrating delay tactics erected against this humanitarian mission and aid convoy. On Thursday, two busloads of drivers were denied access in Alexandria to the 47 new vehicles intended to carry our medical supplies into Gaza. The drivers remain stranded in the port city to this day.
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>"These obstacles only serve to perpetuate the suffering of the Palestinians and enhance the determination of Viva Palestina participants to do all we can to alleviate the suffering and end the blockade", said Rev. Werner Lange, a convoy participant and driver from Newton Falls Ohio, "the delay tactics also contradict the sentiment and statements of President Obama given in Cairo a mere month ago."
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>On June 6, in Cairo, President Obama stated that "the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspirations for dignity, opportunity and a state of their own...And just as it devastates Palestinian families, the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza does not serve Israel's security...Progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be part of a road to peace."
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>"The blockade and delay tactics make a mockery of these noble words of President Obama", said Rev. Lange, "We left the USA on Independence Day and we are determined to enter Gaza by Bastille Day in the fervent hope that one day soon we can all celebrate Palestinian Independence Day."
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>Today, the hundreds of participants of Viva Palestina and their hundreds of thousands of active supporters in the USA and beyond echo the passionate call of a prophet in these lands millennia ago to LET ME PEOPLE GO!
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>Submitted by,
>Rev. Werner Lange
>Newton Falls, Ohio
>Professor of Sociology, Edinboro University of PA;
>One of three Ohio participants in the Viva Palestina convoy including Raed Khatib of Boardman and Nader Mostaffa, Cleveland.

PLEASE CONTACT THE WHITEHOUSE NOW AND ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PRESSURE PRESIDENT MUBARAK TO OPEN THE BORDER WITH GAZA:
Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
TTY/TDD
Comments: 202-456-6213
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121
EMAIL:
Contact the White House
You can also call or write to the President: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500. Please include your e-mail address ...
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