Palestine: Kiwi convoy helps break Gaza siege

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“History was made early today on the other side of the world”, said Grant Morgan, an Auckland-based organiser of the Kia Ora Gaza convoy bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza in defiance of Israel’s siege. Kia Ora is a six-person New Zealand team that has joined the Viva Palestina covoy.

“The vicious Israeli siege of Gaza has been broken by an international aid convoy of 400 volunteers from 30 countries driving 150 vehicles carrying vital medical supplies worth NZ$7 million.”

After a tense 10-day standoff with Cairo, the mission got the green light to enter Gaza through the Egyptian-controlled Rafah Gate. Rafah is the only land entrance to Gaza not under the control of Israel's military.

You can follow the convoy’s journey into Gaza at