A convoy of Arab and European activists has arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an effort to break an ongoing Israeli blockade of the coastal enclave.
According to IRIB, the international humanitarian convoy dubbed “Miles of Smiles 26” arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on Sunday and will stay there for a few days. More than thirty activists from Arab and European countries are carrying humanitarian aid and medical supplies for hospitals in Gaza.
Ghazi Hamad, the deputy foreign minister of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in Gaza said “We welcome the convoy for its role in exposing Gaza to the world and exposing the world to the blockaded Gaza.”
Ahmad Ibrahim, an activist said “We are here to support the Palestinians and Gazans in particular. We also send an urgent call to the United Nations to break its silence regarding Gaza’s deteriorating situation.”
On January 8, the “Miles of Smiles 24” arrived in the besieged area through the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt. Only seven of the 127 activists were allowed into Gaza.