Update: Libyan boat chaos


Neither Egypt nor Israel seems to know what to do with the Libyan boat.

The Guardian squarely accuses Israel of wrongdoing in its headline, but both its article and the BBC report that both Israel and Egypt have stopped the Marwa’s aid cargo from entering Gaza. Israel reportedly warned the boat not to approach, at which point it went to Egypt. Egypt seems unwilling to offload the aid and allow it entry through Rafah. Libya’s initial concerns over threats from submarines, fighter jets and covert communications jamming seem to have been unfounded.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians waited with empty trucks at Gaza port yesterday for hours, not knowing whether it would arrive or not.

Let’s hope it gets through soon.