Egypt rejects Israeli request to stop Iranian ships

19th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Egypt has rejected an Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through the Suez Canal, al-Jazeera reports citing a high-ranking national security official in Cairo who insisted his name not be mentioned. According to the Iranian Red Crescent, the three ships are carrying humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza which has been under Israeli blockade since 2007.

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