Tuesday, July 14, 2009
"Outspoken British lawmaker George Galloway is planning a new aid convoy to the besieged Gaza Strip that would include Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
According to a report published by the Ma'an news agency, Galloway is currently in Egypt and is organizing a new solidarity convoy to Gaza - the Lifeline 2.
The convoy is scheduled to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. Some 200 American solidarity activists will join the convoy.
The anti-siege convoy is likely to arrive at the Egyptian side of the crossing on Tuesday evening, and will enter the blockaded Gaza Strip by Wednesday......
Galloway said that Israeli lobbyists had forwarded three requests to the US Attorney General Eric Holder, calling for measures to stop the convoy. However, the requests were rejected. "