An aid convoy to Gaza carrying medical supplies and clothes, which left Bradford at the weekend, was making its way through France yesterday.

The convoy, arranged by Viva Palestina Arabia, set off from Chambers Solicitors, in Grattan Road, Bradford, on Sunday. Campaigner Kevin Ovenden, who was due to join the convoy as it travels through Turkey in a week or so, said it was making its way through France towards Germany.

He said: “We hope it’s going to be in Turkey by Thursday and it’s picking up extra support, extra aid and vehicles en-route.”

Mr Ovenden said the convoy was due to reach the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, May 15, known by Palestinians as Nakba Day, when they commemorate the displacement which followed the Israeli Declaration of Indepen-dence in 1948.