Al-Wafa aid convoy arrives to Gaza 22Jun12 June 22, 2012

Palestinian Information Centre  -  21 June 2012

Al- Wafa 2 aid convoy arrived to the Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing, on Wednesday evening, received by several senior government officials and representatives of civil society.

Sources at Rafah crossing affirmed that the convoy, organized by the Charitable Association for Supporting Palestinian People (ABSPP) in Italy, includes 23 solidarity activists from Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt.

Mohammed Hanoun, the convoy’s coordinator stated that the convoy came to complete the Al-Wafa 1 vital projects that were launched from the European continent from 27 February until 2 March to the Gaza Strip, under the European Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Palestinian.

The Al-Wafa 2 aid convoy was received at Rafah crossing by many official figures and representatives of civil society institutions, including the Minister of Social Affairs, Ahmad Kurd and Minister of Awqaf  Dr.Saleh Al-Raqb who have welcomed the convoy’s members, appreciating their great efforts in supporting the Palestinian people in light of the Israeli siege.

The delegation would launch qualitative and vital projects in the Gaza Strip during their current visit, hoping that the new projects would provide work opportunities for the unemployed to enhance the steadfastness of the Palestinian people.

The delegation would focus on the agricultural sector through the reconstruction and rehabilitation of cultivated fields to achieve food self-sufficiency in the Gaza Strip, as well as planting palm and olives trees to face the occupation crimes which work to uproot the trees during its daily incursions.

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