Palestina Email Alert
16.00 (GMT) Saturday 28th February 2009
Libya prepares a warm welcome for
After a smooth crossing of the borders into Libya, the convoy was
overwhelmed by the large number of people waiting to greet and welcome
Trade union officials, Palestinian representatives, thousands of
ordinary Libyans showed up and waited from the early hours to see
According to the Libyan press, the Libyan Government has prepared
a program full of activities for the convoy throughout its journey
across the country lasting 5 days (see below).
I am told by Rabah, that people are out on the streets of every
city they pass showing their love, affection and appreciation of
this mammoth task.
As I am writing, the convoy was just arriving in the city of Az
Zawiyah about 40 km west of Tripoli. I can hear the brass band of
the scouts playing a welcoming tune.
A huge tent has been set up which is a traditional Libyan welcome
for VIP guests. The convoy will have lunch and then settle down
after yet another tiring journey.
5 days of hospitality in Libya
According to the newspaper Libya Elyoum, the program for the Gaza
convoy is as follows:
Welcome and reception at border point of Ras Ajdir
Head for the Scout' training centre in Joddaim.
Leave for public rally in centre of Tripoli
Here a local convoy will be joining ours.
Short stop at Khoms
Rally at Masrata and the inauguration of GAZA STREET.
Leave Masrata in the morning
Pass through Surt and Guardabia
Stop at Ras Lanouf for the night
Leave then stop at Akila
Rest at Barika for lunch
Public rally at Ajdabia next to Sport City
Arrival at Bengazi-Accomodation at the Touristic Village
Local convoy joins ours
Rally and rest at the city of Marj
Rally at Al Bayda city and stop for the night
Head for the town of Derna via Shahat Soussa
Pulic rally at Derna
Leave for the city of Tobruk
Public rally at Tobruk and overnight stay
Leave for the area of Amsaada
Ceremony and departure of convoy
Prepared and translated by Farid Arada
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