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Saturday August 16, 2014 MYT 7:50:06 AM
CAIRO: The Egyptian government has finally granted approval for the Malaysian aid mission to enter Gaza, with Kelab Putera 1 Malaysia (KP1M) president Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahman announcing the good news at 1.30pm Malaysian time (9.30am Egyptian time).
“Last night, our Prime Minister messaged me to let us know we had obtained permission,” said Abdul Azeez yesterday.
Seventy-two out of the 83 volunteers from the combined team made up of KP1M, Mercy Malaysia and the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (Mapim) will be heading into Gaza.
The volunteers will leave at midnight local time for the Rafah crossing, with three container trucks of supplies for the war-torn territory.
“The main concern is the route to Gaza through north Sinai, where there is some militant activity.
“The Egyptian authorities have agreed to provide us with military and police escorts right until the border and back again,” Abdul Azeez added.
The medical mission will prepare more items such as painkillers, drips and coagulants to treat lower abdomen wounds to be distributed to five hospitals with accompanying doctors stationed there to help.
The supplies would include rations sufficient to feed 5,000 families.
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