Solidarity convoy of ambulances finally arrives in besieged Gaza

8 Nov
One of the first ambulances to pass through the gates with lights flashing and sirens sounding.

There were jubilant scenes at the border gate as the first batch of the ‘Miles of Smiles’ international convoy of new, fully equipped ambulances has finally arrived in Gaza from Egypt today.

Sponsored by civil society organisations from dozens of countries around the world, this is undoubtedly the one of the largest humanitarian convoys of new ambulances to break through the harsh 14 year siege of Gaza.

Convoy organisers confirmed that “Today, 18 ambulances successfully passed the Rafah Crossing Point. The remaining nine ambulances are still awaiting approval at the crossing point. We’d like to thank everyone who helped bring joy and happiness to the people of Gaza.”

Miles of Smiles coordinator Dr Essam Yousef added: In my name and my colleagues at Miles of Smiles convoys I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the solidarity you have given to our people of Palestine 🇵🇸
بأسمي و أسم جميع زملائي في أميال من الأبتسامات أتقدم للجميع بجميل الشكر والتقدير والاحترام لكم جميعا على مناصرتكم لشعبنا الفلسطيني
د عصام يوسف

The first batch of ambulances assembled in a Gaza compound today. (Photos: Medics Worldwide)

2 Responses to “Solidarity convoy of ambulances finally arrives in besieged Gaza”

  1. Julie Webb-Pullman November 8, 2021 at 9:42 am #

    Reblogged this on Today In Gaza.

  2. Liz Jones November 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

    Absolutely love this. Have been holding my breath, not for a minute did I think they would get in,but never gave up hoping!!! Best news of the day by far!🇵🇸💜🇵🇸💖

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