Speaking to FNA about the campaign, Feroze Mithiborwala, the organizer of 'Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan', said, "We will not achieve freedom in this region (Palestine) without encouraging a global move on Palestine."
The activist added that the organizers of the aid convoy pursue four goals in their campaign, adding, "Liberation of Palestine, breaking the Gaza Siege, annihilation of the apartheid system of Israel and unity among the Asian states are these four goals."
Mithiborwala further stressed that the Palestinian issue is of vital importance, and called it a "geopolitical issue of the world", describing the aid convoy and the resultant campaign as a move in the front against Imperialism and global Zionism.
The activists further pointed to Israel's international isolation, and said the Israeli regime has lost its support amongst the western states due to its crimes against the Palestinian people.
Therefore, this move would provide a good opportunity for breaking the siege of Gaza, he said referring to the dispatch of the aid convoy to Gaza.
More that 500 activists from 17 Asian countries will join the caravan from India and march through 18 Asian cities of Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey to break the siege of Gaza through in December 2010.
The 'Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan' is being organized by the 'Asian People's Solidarity for Palestine', an alliance of peoples' organizations, social movements, trade unions, and civil society institutions of Asia.
This struggle is broad-based, varied and multi-dimensional. It is humanitarian and for peace, freedom and human dignity. It is against occupation, imperialism, apartheid, Zionism and all forms of discrimination including religious discrimination.
This convoy will leave New Delhi for Gaza on December 2 and will travel across Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and ultimately through the Rafah Crossing into Gaza-Palestine.