Archive: 5/18/2014
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  5/18/2014, Iyar 18, 5774

Arab Aid Convoys Reach Gaza


Aid convoys from Algeria and Jordan crossed from Egypt into Gaza  with $2.5 million (1.8 million euros) worth of supplies, Sunday, according to a Hamas government official cited by Agence France Presse. Alaa el-Batta told a news conference at the Rafah border crossing that a 14-member Algerian delegation brought medicines and medical equipment worth $2 million for the opening of an Algerian-sponsored hospital in the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis. Sheikh Yahya Sarri, leader of the Algerian team, said, "We brought 253 kinds of medicine and 144 medical devices."

Kifah al-Amaryah, heading a Jordanian "Miles of Smiles" convoy, said his 20-strong team, delivering aid worth half a million dollars, would follow up on more than 100 aid projects and launch a new vocational training scheme, also in Khan Yunis. Egypt only opens the crossing for humanitarian and other special cases.