- October 17, 2010
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Aid Convoy crosses Morocco to Algeria in historic precedent en route to Gaza
ALGIERS,– The European aid convoy to Gaza "Road to Hope" crossed the Moroccan borders to Algeria en route to the besieged Gaza Strip in a historic precedent on Saturday.
The Quds Press quoted convoy sources as saying that the Road to Hope, which was working away from the media and with determination to reach Gaza, managed to open the borders between the two North African Arab countries that had been closed since 1994.
They added that both countries’ wanted to contribute to ending the siege on Gaza and thus agreed on opening their borders before the convoy.
The European convoy consists of 40 trucks and had started its trek from London on 10/10/2010 then crossed France and Spain reaching Morocco on Friday night 15/10 before crossing into Algeria on Saturday.
The Road to Hope convoy does not have any political motives and all volunteers seek to achieve humanitarian ends and the convoy team does not seek any confrontation with anyone, one of its members wrote on his blog.