Head of Miles of Smiles Delegations Dr Essam Yousef announced yesterday that a shipment of medicines and medical supplies will enter the besieged Gaza Strip soon.
In a press release sent to MEMO, Yousef said that this shipment is worth $100 million and is funded by the Indonesian National Committee for Palestinians (KNRP).
"Thanks to KNRP for their generous donations of $100,000 and thanks to others and each participant," Yousef said.
He noted that the second shipment of medical supplies is "to follow shortly", calling for the people who pledged to fund it to "kindly confirm" their contributions in order to pay for the shipment.
This came after an appeal for donations launched by Miles of Smiles in order to buy urgently needed medical supplies and equipment for besieged Gaza, including wheelchairs, which are in urgent need following Israel's brutal crackdown on peaceful protest along the Gaza-Israel border fence over the past year.