28 May '11, 12am

UN chief discourages a new Gaza aid flotilla - Channel News Asia

UN chief discourages a new Gaza aid flotilla - Channel News Asia

UNITED NATIONS - UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Friday "on all governments" in the region to use to their influence to push against a new flotilla of ships expected to try to break the blockade on Gaza. The secretary general was said to be "following with concern media reports of potential flotillas to Gaza," said his spokesman Martin Nesirky. Some 1,500 activists are expected to take part in the convoy that will embark at the end of June, seeking to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip, a year after a deadly Israeli raid on a similar fleet. Ban "called on all governments concerned to use their influence to discourage such flotilla, which carry the potential to escalate into violent conflict." The UN chief also called on "all governments, including the government of Israel, to act responsibly and with caution to avoid any violent incident." On May 31 last year, Israeli marine...

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Egypt opens its Rafah border with Gaza strip

Egypt opens its Rafah border with Gaza strip

straitstimes.com 28 May '11, 10am

A Palestinian woman waits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border terminal in the southern Gaza Strip on May 26, 2011...

Egypt reopens border with Gaza

channelnewsasia.com 28 May '11, 8am

RAFAH, Palestinian Territories: Egypt on Saturday reopened its Rafah border with the Gaza Strip, allowing people to cross ...