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About 20 vehicles from the Birmingham area have started a 5,000-mile journey to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid.
Five houses are being searched in Burnley after nine men were arrested by counter-terrorism police.
The nine were arrested when several vehicles were stopped on the M65 near Preston on Friday night, but six were later released without charge.
The arrests were made in a joint operation between Lancashire Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
Police have confirmed the vehicles were meant to be part of the Gaza aid convoy which left London earlier.
More than 100 vehicles are taking more than £1m worth of aid, including trucks full of medicines, tools, clothes, blankets and shoe boxes as well as gifts for children.
The mission is organised by umbrella body Viva Palestina and backed by Muslim groups.
Lancashire Police said officers were in the Burnley area where the searches were being carried out and residents living nearby would be kept informed.
The convoy includes a fire engine, 12 ambulances, a boat and trucks filled with medicines, cash, tools, clothes, blankets, and shoe-boxes filled with gifts for children. All this and more has been by donated by communities across the country.
George Galloway said, “No-one will send a vehicle that is not filled with items including pyjamas, clothes and blankets. Millions of people in this country care deeply, and we are going to show that.”