Egypt turns back aid convoy headed for Gaza

Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai are preventing an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah Border Crossing and entering the Gaza Strip, an AFP correspondent reports.

An army officer at the Balloza checkpoint, one of many along the desert highway to Rafah, said that the security situation in the restive peninsula was too unstable to allow the convoy of 11 buses and 500 activists to pass, the journalist says.

The report is being confirmed on Twitter by numerous people who were part of the convoy.

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