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Published: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 7:34:28 AM

Poignant images of Palestine

In discussion: Abdul Azeez (second from left) speaking with Hamzah (right) at the 'Moments of Solidarity With Our People In Palestine' event at the Embassy of Palestine in Kuala Lumpur. Also present is the Palestine ambassador to Malaysia Dr Anwar H. Al Agha (second from right). - Bernama

In discussion: Abdul Azeez (second from left) speaking with Hamzah (right) at the 'Moments of Solidarity With Our People In Palestine' event at the Embassy of Palestine in Kuala Lumpur. Also present is the Palestine ambassador to Malaysia Dr Anwar H. Al Agha (second from right). - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The images of terrified and injured Palestinian children being rushed into hospitals keep playing in the mind of Viva Palestina Malaysia president Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.

“People coming in with shrapnel wounds and injuries from bomb blasts or attacks are a common sight.

“It is the sadness on their faces that I remember the most,” he said at the newly opened Embassy of Palestine, here, yesterday.

He said he has been in Gaza three times before, and the latest was in March last year.

“I went with my 14-year-old daughter and she learned a lot from the trip.

“At first she was worried, but later she was really happy with the people there who were very friendly. Palestine at that point was trying to rebuild itself and there were even WiFi Internet connection,” he said.

He also said that seven trucks loaded with medicines and basic essentials worth US$200,000 (RM635,770) entered Gaza on Wednesday, with the collaboration of the NGO partner in Egypt, Arab Medical Union, and other local authorities.

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said Malaysia will continue to support and do all within its capacity to help the Palestinian cause.

He said a delegation, led by Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, will go to Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

“We are targeting some 40 professionals including doctors, engineers and media personnel to leave on July 24,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Family & Community, palestine

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