Gaza-bound aid convoy heads from Amman to Gaza

13:32, July 14, 2010      

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Jordan's professional associations on Tuesday dispatched a humanitarian aid convoy to the besieged Gaza Strip.

The convoy, accompanied by 150 activists including 15 women, is expected to head from the southern governorate of Aqaba to the Egyptian city of Nuweiba Tuesday.

It will then travel by land to el Arish to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, according to the associations.

Wael Saqqa, the convoy organizer, said in press statement Tuesday that the convoy is a 25-truck group laden with humanitarian aid, including medicine, basic food items and other commodities.

The aid convoy seeks to help the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been under Israeli siege since Hamas took control of the coastal enclave in 2007.

Source: Xinhua

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