Libyan aid ship sails to egypt in­stead of gaza

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

EL-AR­ISH, Egypt — A Libyan aid ship blocked by Is­rael’s navy from sail­ing to the Gaza Strip reached Egypt’s port of el-Ar­ish, bring­ing an end to the lat­est chal­lenge to Is­rael’s em­bargo of the Pales­tinian ter­ri­tory. Egypt’s for­eign min­is­ter, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said Cairo has agreed to let the Amalthea dock and un­load its cargo, which will be handed over to the Red Cres­cent aid group to de­liver to Gaza.

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