The Head of the Tunisian Islamic party Ennahda Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi yesterday evening rebuked the Egyptian authorities' refusal to receive a Tunisian plane equipped with medicines and medical aid for the Gaza Strip.
Ghannouchi said, during a telephone call with Al-Jazeera, that the Egyptian authorities refused to give consent for this plane to land at the nearest airport to the Strip, despite explaining that the plane was carrying medical aid and medicines for Gaza which is suffering from a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies.
He indicated that the plane was supposed to return to Tunisia carrying the wounded and injured from the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Ghannouchi added that there are "movements that want to make Gaza bleed and send it back to the old ages," and "there is a difference between those who act to stop the aggression and those who collude with the occupation."
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki revealed last week that his country intended to send a plane full of medical aid and medicines to the Gaza Strip.