Gaza medics await the approval of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which has been handed power in Egypt for a humanitarian aid mission to enter Libya following the departure of most of the country's medical staff.
Sixteen names were chosen out of 100 paramedics who wanted to participate in the mission. They have coordinated with the Arab doctors federation and will gain momentum with more doctors and medical supplies while transiting Egypt should authorities allow their entry, according to secretary of the Gaza paramedics union Yousef Fahjan.
”We have most felt the pain of the Libyans, considering that we ourselves are subjected to continous daily aggression. This feeling is the greatest motivation for our aiding the Libyans alongside our humanitarian and professional duty, especially after most of the paramedics have left from there and we learned about the shortage of paramedics.”
”This is the least we can do to reciprocate the Libyans, who have stood by our sides during the war on Gaza. Most of those who contacted us to lift our morale during the war were Libyans,” Fahjan said.
Libya had also sponsored five aid convoys to the Gaza Strip dubbed the ”Quds convoy” and donated five million dollars to reconstruct Gaza following the last Israeli war.
According to Fahjan, the delegation has elected several alternatives if authorities block their entry to Libya, including remaining stationed at the Egyptian-Libyan border to hand aid to displaced people there.
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