[Wednesday January 8, 2014] The “Miles Of Smiles 24” humanitarian convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Terminal, between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt.The Governmental Committee against the Siege on Gaza said that Palestinian officials, including officials of the Foreign Ministry, welcomed convoy members, and thanked them for their ongoing humanitarian support.

The Committee added that the convoy brought to Gaza urgently needed medical and humanitarian supplies, including medical equipment, especially since the recent snowstorm in Palestine caused damage to medical equipment and medical centers, in addition to severe damages to property and infrastructure.

It said that only seven members of the convoy were allowed into Gaza, as Egypt refused to allow access to the remaining convoy members calling on Egypt to allow convoys, and urgently needed supplies into the Gaza Strip.

In related news, an Italian convoy of 19 persons left the coastal region on Wednesday, after visiting the Gaza Strip for four days.