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International aid convoy arrives in Gaza Strip
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We are here to share the pain and inshallah help to relief the pain. We brought some aid from Malaysia, from the people of Malaysia."

Mousa Nordin, chairman of Viva Malaysia

A delegation of about a hundred pro-Palestine activists from several countries has arrived in the Gaza Strip to show its solidarity with the besieged Palestinian people, Press TV reports.


The convoy, which is part of the “Miles of Smiles Aid Convoy 13", entered the coastal enclave via the Egypt-controlled Rafah Crossing on Sunday and was received by Palestinian officials.

The activists, some of whom had visited Gaza in previous aid missions, appealed to the international community to help reduce the sufferings of the Palestinians in the impoverished coastal sliver.

“We are here to share the pain and inshallah help to relief the pain. We brought some aid from Malaysia, from the people of Malaysia,” Mousa Nordin, the chairman of Viva Malaysia, told Press TV.

Activists say they are inspired by the resistance of the Palestinian people who have been enduring hardships under Israel's decades-long occupation.

Convoy members managed to bring some symbolic amount of much needed medical aid and educational tools in order to build links with the Gazans.

The activists are scheduled to stay for four days to see firsthand the situation on the ground and meet officials, and to talk to people affected by the siege.

The Tel Aviv regime has denied the nearly 1.7 million residents of Gaza their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and the right to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

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