Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Saudi aid convoy on schedule to enter Gaza this week with 175 tons of rice

The Saudi Campaign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the Relief of the Palestinian People of Gaza is sending 175 tons of rice to Gaza this week, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The shipment is the third installment of a major donation of food dispatched under the direction of Saudi Prince Nayef, the supervisor of the Saudi committee for the support of the Palestinian people, said the statement.

It added that the shipment is being arranged jointly by the Jordanian Royal Hashemite Organization (JHCO) and UNRWA.

A send-off ceremony was held at the warehouses of the JHCO to mark the departure of the food convoy, attended by Executive Director of the Saudi Committee, Mubarak Al Bakr; Representative of the Saudi Embassy in Amman, Abdel-Rahman bin Saleh Al-Subyani; Secretary General of the JHCO, Ahmad Mohammad Al-Imyan, and the Representative of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Peter Ford. more

Another Gazan dies in tunnel collapse on Rafah-Egypt border

Gaza Strip, (Pal Telegraph)-One Palestinian citizen was killed yesterday during his work in a tunnel collapse beneath the Rafah-Egypt border.

According to local sources, the victim identified as Ahmed Irbai, 29, died when a smuggling tunnel collapsed on him.

Medical teams evacuated the man to Abu Yousef al-Najjar but he was already dead. more