The “Artery of Life 5” solidarity convoy heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies, arrived in Paris on Sunday, and was welcomed by hundreds of French peace activists and Palestinians living in France.Zaher Beerawy, convoy spokesperson, stated that the activists are carrying medical and humanitarian supplies in order to send them to the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

The Euro-Palestine institution in France has organized several activities to welcome the activists, including a meeting in Penoleh city in France.

Penoleh is a twin city to Sabra and Shatilla Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon; the two camps commemorated Saturday September 18th the anniversary of 1982’s massacre committed by the Israeli forces and their allies.

Beerawy stated that the flotilla will be heading Monday to Leon French city before heading to Italy.

The Flotilla started its trip on Sunday after a ceremony held in front of the British Parliament in London; activists from Australia, London, Malaysia, the USA. Canada and Ireland are determined to reach Gaza to express solidarity with the besieged coastal region and deliver humanitarian supplies.