The Viva Palestina aid convoy, en route to the Gaza Strip, is set to leave Syria for the Egyptian port city of El-Arish where it might face interception by Israeli forces.
The convoy of 250 vehicles will leave Syria’s Lattakia port and head for the Egyptian port city of El-Arish to enter the Gaza Strip, the official Syrian SANA news agency reported on Wednesday.
According to Zaher an-Birawi, the convoy’s spokesman, the Viva Palestina faces the risk of interception by the Israeli military forces at the sea.
“Any Israeli aggression on the convoy during sailing to Egyptian El-Arish port will be condemned and will unveil the truth of its perpetrators,” he said.
The convoy, which departed from London on December 6, returned to Syria on Tuesday from the Jordanian port city of al-Aqaba after the Egyptian authorities refused it permission to enter the Gaza Strip through Nuweiba.
The convoy was scheduled to deliver medical, humanitarian and educational aid to Gazans on December 27, which marks the first anniversary of Israel’s three-week war against the sliver.