Spokesman: Cynthia McKinney Enters Gaza

7:42 AM, Jul 16, 2009   |    comments
  • The damaged vessel SS Dignity from the group Free Gaza, arrives in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. (AP)
  • Former U.S. congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, center, is helped out of the vessel SS Dignity, from the group Free Gaza, as it arrives in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. (AP)
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ATLANTA--11Alive has learned Cynthia McKinney has entered Gaza.

A spokesperson for the former Georgia Congresswoman issued a release just after midnight indicating she entered Palestinian territory Wednesday.

11Alive has obtained photos from a Palestinian support website which appear to show her there. Mckinney and the group of activists she is traveling with are reportedly delivering aid.

This would make McKinney's third attempt to enter Gaza. Twice before she tried entering Gaza by boat and was turned back or detained by Israeli officials. According to the release from a McKinney spokesperson, the group entered by caravan from Egypt.

11Alive's Brenda Wood spoke exclusively with McKinney last week in Washington after the former Representative was released from Israeli custody.

"Why didn't you go the accepted route and take the humanitarian aid by land?" Wood asked.

"The aid isn't getting isn't getting in," McKinney said. "And the aid that does get in is certainly disproportionate to the need."

Stay with 11Alive and 11Alive.com for the latest on this developing story.

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