Syrian Aid Ship Sailed to Gaza
A ship with 650 tons of Syrian humanitarian aid on board set off on Saturday from Tartous harbor to Gaza Strip, SANA reported.
The aid is offered by the Syrian people to the people in Gaza in a sign of solidarity against the Israeli unjust blockade on the Strip.
State Minister for the Syrian Red Crescent Affairs Bashar al-Shaar said the ship, which sailed to Gaza via the Egyptian El-Arish Harbor, carries 650 tons of humanitarian aid, 40 tons of which are medical aid.
''The Syrian people, from all walks of life, took part in the donations, mainly the NGOs and economic bodies,'' said al-Shaar, hoping it will alleviate the suffering of the besieged Palestinians in Gaza.
Chairman of the Syrian Red Crescent Organization Abdulrahman al-Attar hoped the aid will find its way to Gaza as soon as possible to ease the plight of the Palestinians there as a result of Israel's unjust siege on Gaza.