Sunday, 31 July 2011

Miles of Smiles 4 aid convoy arrives at Egypt's Cairo airport for transfer to Arish and then Gaza

A Gaza-bound aid convoy arrived in the Egyptian city of Arish, North Sinai on Sunday.

North Sinai Governorate official, Gaber al-Araby, who also heads the Egyptian Red Crescent in the governorate, said preparations are underway to allow the convoy, called "Miles of Smiles 4", to transfer its cargo to the strip.

He told reporters that the convoy had arrived at Cairo International Airport before moving to Arish by land.

The convoy includes 35 activists from Spain, the UK and Bahrain, carrying nearly three tons of medicines and other relief supplies.


Farmer shot in Beit Lahiya northern Gaza while working in field

Gaza Strip, (Pal Telegraph)-A  twenty year-old Palestinian farmer was shot Saturday  by Israeli gunfire in the north of Beit Lahya town, northern Gaza Strip.

Adham Abu Silmiya, medical emergency spokesman, said that Israeli forces stationed along the northern borders of Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian farmers who were working in their fields, leaving one injured.

The man was evacuated immediately to Kamal Udwan hospital to receive medication due to a bullet hit his head, he added. 

Israeli forces on Gaza borders continue to target Palestinian farmers, hindering them access to their lands, creating tension among civilians, and inflicting damage to Palestinian properties.