Monthly Archives: December 2009
Assalamu alaykum wr wb
Things seem to be changing by the minute and the latest twist is that we’ll be catching a flight to Egypt, and the vehicles will be going by cargo ships. We will not be boarding until Sunday at least as there seems to be some storm that is brewing causing our ships to be delayed. The main reason for us not to be leaving until Sunday is because we do not want to leave until our ships have left. Well this is the story so far and like you’re aware the plans change by the minute and the story like wise depending on who you talk to. The story last night was that we were leaving from Tartus then just before we went to bed we were told that were leaving from Latakiyah. So in the morning we made our way to the port way ahead of the rest of the convoy to hear that we’re probably not leaving until Sunday. What a disappointment, prior to setting off we were just gathering the finances to pay for the ferry. I suppose it should be expected looking at the pattern of how things have unfolded over the last week or so.
At the moment it looks like we’ll be here a for a few days so it’s going to be another wait unless things change for the better. The place that we’re staying in is a ‘Palestinian refugee camp’ which is not what it sounds. Refugee camps here, particularly the Palestinian ones, are areas where the refugee’s have settled as opposed to an area with tents upon mass.
The weather seems to be very calm, despite the warnings of a storm, inshaAllah we’ll see what the out come is. InshaAllah like always, I’ll keep you updated.
Press TV Report
Lands cry out bearing witness to such tyranny,
But yet we do not see the darkness and misery.
As I sit within sight of the blessed land
I ask when will this Ummah make a stand.
And in front of Allah, can we say we really tried
To free the lands from the Zionist entities
Whom to Allah and the Prophet are sworn enemies.
Most fled, whilst a few were not shaken.
They carried on the struggle and bore the responsibility
Leaving behind them an example of true nobility.
Into the hands of the Zionists as they tighten their grip;
Taking away homes, and building settlements
Whilst we sing and dance to musical instruments.
And the feeling of pain from within is growing;
I ask myself: What have we reduced ourselves to;
And when will the Prophetic promise come true?
The vision of victory will not be in sight.
For how long can we continue to be deceived
And for how long can we ignore the cry of the bereaved?
Until we lose this evil sense of nationalism,
And ignore all borders and not ascribe to tribalism.
So we must cleanse ourselves from all sin,
And take the Quran with its guidance as our only way
And ignore what the despotic tyrants have to say.
For this Book and the Sunnah are our only constitution.
So open the pages and take a read,
And remember: it’s none other than Allah that we need.
George Galloway gives a statement explaining a deal that has been reached between the Turkish side of the Viva Palestina Convoy the Egyptian Government allowing the convoy to proceed to Gaza. Aired on December 30, 2009
1617GMT: AJE’s Sohail Rahman reports and discusses Egypt’s decision to block the Viva Palestina Convoy from entering Egypt at Nuweiba. Includes commentary from Institute of Palestinian Studies’ Mouin Rabbanu and a live(ly!) phone interview with George Galloway at the Jordan/Syria Jaber border crossing.
Viva Palestina convoy changes route
Organisers of Viva Palestina aid convoy, which is trying to reach the Gaza Strip, have now agreed to go via Syria en route for Egypt.
The agreement came after a Turkish mediator reached a deal with the Egyptian consul in Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba.
The convoy will now head to the Syrian port of Latakia to sail from there to the Egyptian port of El Arish, and then to Gaza. http://www.vivapalestina.org/alerts/route_281209.htm
Video Compilation – Excellent compilation from TheSitch: through Turkey, Syria and Jordan finshing with the hunger strikes and protests in Aqaba.