3 January, 2011
Some 100 pro-Palestinian activists, part of an Asian aid convoy, have crossed into the Gaza Strip from Egypt.
The convoy's $1m (760,000 euros) worth of cargo was due to arrive separately by boat later, organisers said.
Egypt refused visas to some Iranians and Jordanians travelling with the convoy, which left India on 2 December.
Activists had planned to reach the Hamas-run Gaza Strip by 27 December, the second anniversary of Israel's 22-day Cast Lead offensive on Gaza.