Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Viva Palestina MY Is In Grave Danger

Dear readers,

Viva Palestina Malaysian Team and the rest of the convoy are now in grave danger. So far they are denied access to continue their journey and are withheld in a barricaded compound guarded with huge number of Egypt police forces. Many injuries have been reported so far and one of our Malaysian student has been arrested and detained by the Egyptian government. Scared, shaken, far away from home.

Surprisingly Egypt requested the convoy to give up certain numbers of their vehicles to Israel. Surprise, surprise.

Please pray for their safety and show your support through these pages, as to also obtain more updates about the situation:

Viva Palestina Malaysian Team Twitter

Viva Palestina Malaysian Team Facebook Fanpage

Jemaimah Mustapha (one of home MY member) Twitter

Juana Jaafar (one of the MY team member) Twitter

Complete Malaysia Webpage

The latest news from our ground is this, taken from VivaPalestina MY FB Fanpage:

The convoy of hope from London to Gaza has been attacked. Members injured & hospitalised, also arrested, including a Malaysian student. This was because the convoy members protested against the Egyptian government's refusal to allow some 50 trucks into Gaza. Bear in mind that the convoy complied with all of Egypt's demands before this.

I spoke to Mr George Galloway via telephone Wed, 6th Jan at 7.36 am (M'sian time) & he said there was "massive violence" by the Egyptian police. Stones were thrown, beatings, tear gas. Some members have been hospitalised & some arrested. Those arrested include a Malaysian student studying in the UK. Currently 10 Turkish MPs are negotiating with top Egyptian officials. Egypt has just proven to the world that there is indeed a siege on Gaza.

Viva Palestina Malaysia is very concerned for our fellow Malaysians & all the rest in the convoy. Malaysia has 9 vehicles carrying aid to the people of Gaza.

VPM will be handing over a memorandum to the Egyptian ambassador this afternoon expressing our outrage at this latest incident and demanding that the Egyptian government ensures the safety of the convoy and the quick delivery of badly needed aid.

VPM calls on all our friends to join us this afternoon when we hand over the memo and bring about a conclusion to this journey which began a month ago over thousands of miles.

Date: Wed, 6th January, 2009
Time: 2.45 pm
Place: Outside Egyptian Embassy
12, Jalan Rhu, Off Jalan Ampang Hilir, 55000, KL.

See you there & do circulate this widely.

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Please, for once at least, do something that matters. They are our people out there.

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