WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade. . . “
MARCH 10, 2009 – George Galloway, (seen here below) the British member of parliament who is renowned for making a laughing stock of Parliament by appearing on the show Celebrity Big Brother, where he performed for the public by crawling around on all fours pretending to be a cat, and dressing in a leotard, arrived in Gaza yesterday after his convoy was vandalized and pelted with stones on the Egyptian-Gaza border.
RAFAH, Gaza Strip: British MP George Galloway arrived in Gaza yesterday at the head of an aid convoy to protest Israel’s genocidal aggression against the Hamas enclave and support the Palestinian resistance.
The staunchly pro-Palestinian parliamentarian said he was “overwhelmed with happiness” to arrive in Gaza on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and in the wake of Israel’s massive offensive at the turn of the year.
“I have entered Palestine many times but the most emotional of these is after the 22-day genocidal aggression against the Palestinian people,” he told reporters, referring to the Israeli war that came to a halt on Jan. 18.
Galloway added that he planned to meet “the heroes of Palestine’s resistance, the government of Palestine and the people of Palestine.”
The convoy set out from London last month but was temporarily halted in Egypt when authorities learned that it was also bearing non-medical aid destined for the impoverished coastal territory’s 1.5 million residents.
While waiting to cross in the Egyptian town of Arish near the border, the convoy was vandalized and pelted with stones, according to organizers.
Galloway said Egyptian authorities had forced the group to send some of the aid into Gaza via Israel but that it was carried by the Egyptian Red Crescent and not accompanied by any of the convoy participants. “I have never discussed anything with Israel in my life and I will not start now,” Galloway said.
To quote the author Og Madino: Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day.
Ed. note: On March 12, 2009, George Galloway was given a Palestinian passport in Gaza from the Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh. The BBC reports that the passport was given in “deep appreciation for his support for the Palestinians and their cause.”
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