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Asian aid convoy enters Gaza Strip

01-03-2011 14:16 BJT

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An Asian aid convoy has entered the Gaza Strip through its Rafah border. The convoy sailed from the Syrian port of Al Ladhiqiyah en route to Egypt's Arish harbor, 40 kilometers from Egypt's Rafah border.

The "Asia 1" convoy's 120 activists are from 18 different Asian countries. The convoy is carrying 300 tons of medical aid, including four ambulances, for Palestinians in Gaza. "Asia 1" was scheduled to reach Gaza on December 27, in time for the second anniversary of Israel's 22-day war on the Strip in 2008. Some 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died in that conflict.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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