Second Palestinian aid convoy heads to Syria
Published Sunday 02/09/2012 (updated) 04/09/2012 10:23
Palestinian leaders launched the relief effort for Syria in June.
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The second batch of Palestinian humanitarian aid to Syria left via Jordan on Sunday, official media reported.
While Palestinian politicians have shunned comment on the conflict in Syria to avoid endangering Palestinian refugees living there, they launched the relief effort in June amid wide public sympathy.
The first aid convoy arrived in refugee camps in Damascus in early August, carrying medicine, wheat and food staples.
The national relief committee for Syria and President Mahmoud Abbas attended the departure of the second convoy from the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, PA news agency Wafa reported.
Abbas applauded Palestinians' support of the relief effort, saying it showed solidarity amongst Palestinians around the world was strong.