Cairo is very warm anarchic and fluid.
Viva Palestina has been given authorisation via Al Arish:
Cairo, 24 December – The Egyptian government dismissed calls from the Palestinian government headed by Ismail Haniya to facilitate the arrival of the international Lifeline convoy of Vivapalestina on its way to the Gaza Strip, declaring that the convoy, consisting of 250 trucks loaded with European, Turkish and Arab donations for the Gaza Strip population, will not be allowed to enter Egypt through the Red Sea port of Nuweiba, as it had planned. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry however released a statement saying: "The Egyptian government welcomes the passage of the convoy into the Gaza Strip on December 27, on condition that it abides by the mechanisms in place for humanitarian aid convoys to the Palestinian people, including most importantly the entry of convoys through the port of El-Arish." From Arab website.
We are awaiting latest outcomes following the revocation of permits by the Egyptian authorities for the convoy of coaches to take us to El Arish.