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Malaysian aid reaches Rafah border

February 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Humanitarian aid worth $100,000 from the Malaysian organization Aman Palestin has been delivered to the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing. A 12-member delegation accompanied the aid convoy, among whom are representatives of Malaysian NGOs and TV journalists. The delegation has not been allowed to cross into Gaza, said the Egyptian authorities, because of a lack of advance coordination.

The head of Aman Palestin, Abdallah Zeik, who is waiting for the Egyptian government to let him into the Gaza Strip, said that the aim of the convoy was to let the Palestinians know that they have not been forgotten by the rest of the Muslim world. He added that the people of Malaysia have serious concerns about the plight of the Palestinians, especially those under siege in Gaza.

The Executive Director of the Palestine Bureau, Omar Seyam, said that the aid has reached Gaza and that it will be distributed to the marginalized and less-privileged, as well as to medical institutions in the beleaguered territory.