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Aid convoy enters Gaza for first time since June
Published Wednesday 20/11/2013 (updated) 22/11/2013 09:40
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EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- An aid convoy entered the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing on Tuesday for the first time since the June 30 events which overthrew Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.

Director of the Egyptian side of the terminal Sami Mutwalli told Ma'an that the convoy consisted of 100 tons of medicine, medical equipment and canned food.

The aid was donated by the international Rescue committee and to delivered to Gaza under the supervision of the Egyptian Red Crescent Association.

The Rafah crossing has been the principal connection between Gaza's 1.7 million residents and the outside world since the imposition of an economic blockade by Israel beginning in 2007.

Rafah has frequently been shut down or operating at reduced capacity in recent months due to ongoing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and political turmoil resulting from former president Mohamed Morsi's ouster by the Egyptian military in July.
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1 ) Peter Alan Foley / United Kingdom
20/11/2013 17:23
What wonderful news for the Palestinian people, although it is a drop in the ocean. I really do not understand how there can be Muslim brothers and sisters living next to each other, Gaza/Egypt, and the people of Gaza have to rely on hand-outs from the rest of the world. Is the Islamic spirit still alive? If so, then it is rather muffled to say the least. The often closed crossing between Egypt and Gaza is one of shame. It is a shame for Muslims, and a shame for Islam.

2 ) MITCH / USA
20/11/2013 18:22
don't forget to use these supplies to make more tunnels

3 ) Jossef / USA
20/11/2013 20:59
It is reassuring to read that the convoy did not carry any cement or other construction materials; after Israel had allowed shipments of cement and construction material into Gaza, 500 tons of cements were used to build a terror tunnel from Gaza into Israel.

4 ) Robert / US
23/11/2013 10:58
#2 ,3. Please STFU, our country is hated for supporting the true Terrorist , Israel. If you cant see that you are blind and or part of the problem, in that case please leave and go back to where you came from .
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