News ID: 8520
Publish Date: 12 June 2012 - 11:20
"Miles of Smiles 13" aid convoy crossed Rafah border into Gaza led by the head of the Jordanian branch of the Muslim brotherhood Sheikh Hammam Saeed.
The convoy includes 110 human rights activists most of them are Islamic movements’ leaders and the Arab spring leaders from 17 Arab countries carrying 10 tons of medical supplies to the hospitals in the besieged strip.
They were received by Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian government in Gaza Mohammad Awadh and several Palestinian MPs and leaders of Hamas movement. During a press conference on the Palestinian side of the border, Sheikh Saeed said that "the arrival of the convoy is a new page of the Jihad against the occupation of the Palestinian territories," confirming that "the occupation is doomed and Palestine will definitely rise again".

For his part, Sheikh Hamza Mansoor, the secretary-general of the Islamic Action Front in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, said that the convoy carries a solidarity message to support the besieged people in Gaza and to demand an end to the unfair siege imposed on them, stating that the convoy's visit will last for a week during which the Jordanian delegation will meet with Palestinian figures.

Dr. Essam Youssef, the convoy's General Director, said that the convoy included Islamic leaderships and figures from the Arab spring representing 17 Arab countries including Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan. They all came to support the Palestinian cause and to confirm that the occupation will soon vanish.

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