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Gaza Aid

Humanitarian Aid for Gaza

December 2012

Israel’s decades old blockade on Gaza created another boiling point when several Palestinians were murdered by drone attacks in November 2012. Retaliation led to Israel launching the infamous Operation Pillar of Cloud which killed and wounded hundreds of Palestinian civilians. PGPF urgently acted in light of the dire medical needs by the people of Gaza due to Israel’s indiscriminate aerial bombings on civilians.

PGPF accumulated 25 tonnes of medical supplies and baby formula worth RM1.5 million which was delivered to the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. The mission was led by Dato’ Seri Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir, Honorable Advisor to PGPF accompanied by Tan Sri Norian Mai, PGPF Chairman, Tan Sri Samsudin Hitam, PGPF Trustee, Fauziyah Abu Hassan, PGPF Sr Associate, Syamsul Azmi Ismail, PGPF Staff, Derek and Jenny Graham, PGPF Associates.

The delegation also donated cash to the Medical Aid for Palestine and distributed clean drinking water to the locals via PGPF’s then ongoing Waqaf Water4Gaza programme. 


Dato' Seri Paduka Mukhriz being walked through display at the Rafah border on aftermath of Israeli indiscriminate bombing on Gaza during Operation Pillar of Cloud.
Dato' Seri Paduka Mukhriz later hand over EU100,000, cash donation from the people of Malaysia to Mr Ziad Zaza, Deputy Prime Minister of Gaza. Also present at the hand over were Tan Sri Norian Mai, PGPF Chairman, Tan Sri Samsudin Hitam, PGPF Trustee and Amb. Dato' Fakhrudin Abdul Mukti (far right in picture) from the Malaysian Embassy in Egypt.
Fauziyah with remains of a car bombed by Israeli drone which murdered 2 Palestinians, displayed at the Rafah border.
Derek Graham organising distribution of Water4Gaza during the mission.

Medical Aid for Gaza

August 2014

L-R: Dato' Farshila Emran, Pharmaniaga MD, Tan Sri Norian Mai, PGPF Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Halil, PGPF Treasurer and Gen Tan Sri Mohd Azumi, PGPF Trustee.

The scale of human loss, destruction, devastation and displacement caused by Israel during Operation Strong Cliff aka Operation Protective Edge in 2014 was catastrophic, unprecedented and unparalleled in Gaza, since at least the start of the Israeli occupation in 1967. During the 50 days of hostilities lasting from 8 July until 26 August 2014, 2,251 Palestinians were killed; 1,462 of them are believed to be civilians, including 551 children and 299 women.

Overall, 11,231 Palestinians were injured during the conflict, including 3,540 women and 3,436 children. Roughly one third of these children will have to cope with disabilities lasting throughout life as a result of their injuries.

PGPF secured 5.5 tonnes worth of medical aid amounting to RM650,000 which was generously donated by Pharmaniaga Bhd meant for the people of Gaza. Dato’ Farshila Emran, Pharmaniaga Bhd Managing Director handed over the aid to PGPF on 21 August 2014 at their office in Shah Alam.

PGPF Team welcomed by the Malaysian Embassy in Egypt. Amb. Dato' Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari (4th from left) accompanied the team and cargo to the Suez in the Sinai Peninsula from Cairo.

Shipment of aid to Cairo commenced on 22 August 2014 via Qatar Airways. Gen Tan Sri Mohd Azumi led a PGPF Team consisting of Dato’ Ahmad Talib, PGPF Trustee, Fauziyah Abu Hassan, PGPF GM and Syamsul Azmi Ismail, PGPF Staff to facilitate distribution of aid.

Due to instability caused by ongoing conflict, PGPF collaborated with the Egyptian Red Crescent and Palestinian Red Crescent for distribution of aid.

PGPF team meeting representatives from the Egyptian Red Crescent.
Meeting with Dr Mai Aref, Deputy Secretary General Palestinian Red Crescent to coordinate distribution of aid in Gaza.

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