EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES have attacked a convoy carrying humanitarian relief supplies destined for the people of Gaza.
Information was difficult to obtain, but members of the Viva Palestina convoy managed to report that they were facing a force of more than 2,000 riot police in the Egyptian port city of El Arish, and that numerous participants were detained and suffered injuries in the clashes.
The British MP who led the activists, George Galloway, says the police are responsible for the injuries.
"They moved - all these riot police - to the gates of the port in a very threatening way, with shields and sticks and water cannons," he said.
"It was inevitable that they were going to attack and they attacked a group of people who came here, thousands of miles, to deliver aid to Gaza."