Friday, June 17, 2011

Gaza Aid Convoys from South Africa

Alhamdulillah, the South African Muslims are getting pretty excited about the land convoys to Gaza; in an attempt to "break the siege on Gaza". 

This convoy to Gaza will be leaving from Durban on Sunday, the 26th of June, InshAllah. From the SARA website:
""SARA is holding a grand send off ceremony for its road convoy to Gaza at the Durban City Hall on Sunday 26 June 2011 . Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Premier of KZN – Dr Zwele Mkhize, the Ambassador of Palestine – Ali Halimeh, the Mayor of Durban – James Nxumalo, regional officials and religious leaders have been invited to address the gathering.Our convoy of ten vehicles will be parked outside the City Hall in Dr. Pixley Kaseme Street before the event. Guests and members of the public are invited to be there by 09h00 to have an opportunity to view the vehicles and meet members of the convoy in person.
The official programme begins at 10h00 sharp and ends at 11h00.
Everyone’s invited. We look forward to seeing you there!"

The Al-Quds Foundation SA in conjunction with a number of other organisations and Channel Islam International as the official media broadcaster  have also finalized their departure dates:
  • 14 July 2011 from Durban.
  • 29 July 2011 from Cape Town Masjied Rabbi in Mitchell's plain
  • Flying out of from Johannesburg to Cairo on the 20 August 2011
  • Arrival in Gaza on approximately the 23rd August 2011
They will be travelling through many countries across Africa, then into Egypt and finally to Gaza.
 This will InshAllah create awareness regarding the plight of the people of Gaza. There has been 
projects and fund-raising
 events throughout South Africa (Bloemfontein also had a fund-raising and was
 able to collect a substantial amount of money wooohoooo) 

I wish both the convoys a safe and successful journey, InshAllah.
I will keep you posted InshAllah as I have family going on both of the convoys.
PS. please visit the links for more comprehensive details


*One of the children's posters at the Bloemfontein Fund-raising event. Sorry I can't seem to rotate this image*

1 comment:

♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

Masha'Alla'ah .May they reach safe.Ke3p us up date .