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Eight-truck aid convoy leaves for Gaza

By Petra - Nov 21,2012 - Last updated at Nov 21,2012

AMMAN — The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Wednesday dispatched an eight-truck aid convoy to the Gaza Strip. The consignment is laden with 108 tonnes of basic foodstuff such as sugar, tea, rice, milk, oil and flour, according to JHCO acting secretary general, Rajab Zubeida, who added that more convoys will be dispatched to Gaza to alleviate the burden of Palestinians in the strip. The assistance is in implementation of His Majesty King Abdullah’s directives to send urgent assistance to Gazans. Since the start of the Israeli blockade on Gaza, the charity has sent 101 aid convoys that included 1,464 trucks carrying around 18,034 tonnes of assistance. A total of 365 consignments carrying thousands of tonnes of aid have been dispatched to Palestine since the 2000 Intifada.

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