Libyan ship to Gaza now going to Egypt...
Israeli diplomacy pays off...
The Gaza aid ship of a charity headed by a son of Libyan leader Moamar Kadhafi set to sail from Greece on Saturday is heading for an Egyptian port, the shipping agent told AFP.
"All the ship's documents are in order, they indicate as its destination the Egyptian port of El-Arish," said Petros Arvanitis, the agent of the cargo ship Amalthea, set to sail from Lavrio, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of Athens on Saturday.
The Tripoli-based Gaddafi International Charity and Development Association said Friday the Moldova-flagged ship was "loaded with about 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid in the form of foodstuff and medications" for Hamas-run Gaza.
Earlier Saturday the Greek foreign ministry had said it was in contact with Israeli diplomats about the aid ship.
Israel in turn said its intense diplomatic efforts with Moldova and Egypt had succeeded in keeping the ship from trying to break the Israeli naval blockade of the impoverished Palestinian territory.