An Egyptian delegation 350 strong has reached the Gaza Strip for a short solidarity visit. Although they were only expected to be there for a few hours, the delegation felt that it is important to stand with the Palestinian people who have been subjected to a major Israeli assault on Gaza for the past five days.
Many political parties and civil society groups were represented in the group, which was accompanied by a convoy of ambulances containing medical supplies. Some members of the delegation are specialist doctors who aim to assist Palestinian colleagues in operating on those wounded by the Israelis.
The delegation was scheduled to participate in the funeral of the Al-Dalou family members killed by Israel yesterday, before holding a protest in front of the main Al-Shifa Hospital.