Saturday, 30 May 2009

Hope convoy leaves Gaza after delivering another blow against siege

GAZA, (PIC)-- The PA government committee for breaking the siege has announced Thursday it had achieved the full program that was prepared for the Hope convoy, which departed the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing point.

Hamdi Sha'ath, the committee's president, said in press release from the Gaza Strip that members of the convoy visited hospitals, schools, universities, government departments, adding that the delegation saw for themselves the volume of the destruction left by the Israeli war on Gaza in many areas in the Strip.

He added, "The delegation also held two separate meetings, one with families of the Palestinian prisoners, and the other with disabled persons and those who have special needs".

The Hope delegation, Sha'ath pointed out, was shocked by the human tragedy in the Gaza Strip, and by the volume of destruction inflicted on the tiny Strip as a result of 22 days of merciless Israeli bombardment of it.

Sha'ath, in this regard, hailed efforts of the PA police in Gaza for facilitating the mission of the delegation, expressing hope that more convoys would be dispatched to the besieged coastal Strip in a bid to finally break the Israeli blockade that paralyzed all aspects of life in the densely populated Strip.