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Miles of Smile Aid Convoy Arrives in Gaza Via Rafah

[ 04/11/2011 - 10:35 AM ]


The Miles of Smiles aid convoy arrived Friday at dawn in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing after several hours of delay at the Egyptian side of the border.

Sources in Gaza informed PIC correspondent that the aid convoy which comprises more than 100 activists from various Arab and European countries crossed the border into the Gaza Strip after about 9 hours of delay at the Egyptian side. The sources added that contacts with the Egyptian side are still ongoing to allow a number of vehicles which formed part of the convoy to enter.

Dr. Esam Yousuf, general coordinator of the convoy, said praised the Egyptian efforts, especially in securing the release of 1027 Palestinian captives from Israeli occupation jails in a deal which was partially implemented.

He said that the convoy carries with it more than 30 types of medicine that are in short supply in the Gaza Strip, some medical supplies, 120 electric chairs for the disabled and special ambulances for the disabled.

Hamas Calls On Arab League To Break The Siege On Gaza

Saturday November 05, 2011 08:24 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, called on the Arab League to break the Israeli siege on Gaza and to ensure all border terminals remain open, in retaliation to the “Israeli piracy” against international solidarity ships that were heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies.

The movement stated that the Israeli army pirated the Canadian Tahrir and the Irish Saoirse ships while in international waters.

“Hamas strongly denounces this Zionist piracy against international solidarity activists trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, this attack is a crime and a direct violation to all related international Laws”, Hamas said in its statement, “The ongoing Israeli siege in Gaza, and the attacks against solidarity activists, are new crimes added to the long list of war crimes committed by the Zionist entity”.

The movement further stated that the Israeli violations and attacks “will never break the Palestinian will and determination to achieve liberation”, and added that the Palestinians will never abandon their legitimate rights.

Furthermore, Hamas called on the Arab League to break the illegal Israeli siege on the coastal region, and called on the United Nations “to act against the Zionist crimes against the Palestinian people”, in addition to ending the siege on the coastal region.

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