A Libyan ship carrying aid to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip has docked at Egypt’s El-Arish port and its cargo is being unloaded.
The Israeli navy blocked the vessel from docking close to Gaza.
The ships contents have been handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent and will be delivered to Gaza overland.
A Moroccan activist on board, Essam El Sudany said:
“I am not totally happy with what happened and all my colleagues are unhappy to have been diverted to Egypt because of Israel’s naval blockade and we don’t accept the Arab silence on the issue.”
The Gaddafi foundation, headed by the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, said the aid ship left Greece on Saturday carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies.
In May, Israeli forces raided a Gaza bound aid flotilla killing nine Turkish activists, causing an international outcry and seriously damaging relations between Ankara and the Israeli government.