In Pics: Long Live Egypt Fund dispatches 2,500 tons of aid convoy to Gaza Strip



Sat, 22 May 2021 - 11:38 GMT


Sat, 22 May 2021 - 11:38 GMT

An aid convoy sent by "Long Live Egypt Fund" was on its way to the Gaza Strip on Friday

An aid convoy sent by "Long Live Egypt Fund" was on its way to the Gaza Strip on Friday

CAIRO - 22 May 2020: An aid convoy sent by "Long Live Egypt Fund" was on its way to the Gaza Strip on Friday in line with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to back the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The convoy of trucks crossed Al Shahid Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel en route to the enclave.

It comprises 120 containers with 2,500 tons of dried foodstuff, vegetables, frozen pourtly, fruits, mattresses, carpets, blankets, disinfectants, medical masks, clothes and medicines, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said, adding that the convoy grouped 130 aid-laden trucks.



Cairo succeeded, on May 20, to secure ceasefire in Gaza. The mutually-agreed suspension of fire come into force at the early hours of May 21.

Two Egyptian security delegations will be dispatched to Tel Aviv and Palestinian territories to follow up the with the ceasefire implementation and maintain the stability of the situation inside the strip.

Regional and international parties welcomed the ceasefire that was reached as a result of the Egyption efforts exerted during the past period.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday said in statements to CNN that Egypt is working to reach a ceasefire in the Palestinian territories to avert more escalation of conflict there.

The Egyptian foreign minister added that Egypt is contacting all parties concerned to discuss the current situation in the territories.

Shoukry pointed out that he contacted his Israeli and US counterparts Gabi Ashkenazi and Antony Blinken along with European foreign ministers over the situation in the Palestinian territories.

Egypt is consulting closely with the Israeli side, Palestinian Authority and Hamas regarding the crisis, he said.

Egypt has taken political and diplomatic steps to encourage ceasefire, condemn the Israeli aggression, and support the Palestinian’s legitimate rights.

Since May 7, Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem have been engaged in clashes with civilians who were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, since May 10, Israel has been shelling and carrying out airstrikes against Gaza Strip. The aggression has thus far incurred 236 deaths and 6,278 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).

The strikes also caused the destruction of more than 200 residential units in Gaza Strip and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers. According to the United Nations, 40,000 Palestinians got displaced – mainly from the North to the South – while 2,500 lost their homes.




Leave a Comment

Be Social