Posted by Marivel Guzman
On Thursday, October 21, at 4pm local time, Viva Palestina – Lifeline to Gaza 5 Convoy passed the Rafah crossing, and entered the besieged Gaza Strip
Out of the 600 passengers of the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that suffered the deadly attack in Internationals Waters by Israeli commandos killing 9 peace activists, 30 of those have risked their life again joining the land convoy from the UK based organization Viva Palestine.
Today October 22 marked a day in the calendar for the besieged Gaza whom has suffered a blockage of goods for more than 1300 days.
The highly publicized news from Israel of the ease of the blockage is nothing but propaganda aimed to calm the public opinion for its inhumane siege, that has been criticized by international organizations and heads of state.
The entrance of the convoy is just a bandage in the deep wound of Gaza, after being almost paralyzed for this siege.
This convoy and the previous can bring so little being the great necessity of Gaza after 5 years of Israel continuous attacks, and the blockade that Israel imposed under the indifference and almost official approval of the United Nations and its signatories countries.
The situation in Gaza is sad and deplorable after more than 5 years of assaults, destruction of her infrastructure and destruction of thousands of homes, added to the blockade imposed by Israel, with lame excuses, as the imports come to Gaza throughout the thousands of Tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. Illegal corridors that are more difficult to control than the established borders that count with military personal.