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OPT: Moroccan humanitarian caravan to Gaza reaches Cairo

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Cairo, 20 Nov. 2008 (MAP) - The Moroccan humanitarian caravan carrying two tons of medicine and paramedical equipment destined to the people of Gaza reached Wednesday Cairo on its way to the Palestinian territory.

Initiated by several ngos, including the Moroccan medical committee for support to Iraq and Palestine and the action group for support to Iraq and Palestine, the caravan will dispatch humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip through the Rafah border crossing point.

Secretary general of the Pan-Arab congress, Khalid Sefiani, who is leading the Moroccan delegation, said this initiative reflects the unanimous support of the Moroccan people to the Palestinian people.

This caravan is a "Moroccan cry" against the silence surrounding "the blockade imposed on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip," Sefiani told MAP bureau in Cairo.

In case the delegation is denied access to Gaza, the aid will be handed to the Palestinians in Rafah, a town on the border between Egypt and Gaza, he said.