The volunteers also include members of Nasyid Izzatul Islam.Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s National Committee for Palestinian People (KNRP) has sent 21 volunteers and aid worth US$100,000 under the program "Sacrifice for Palestine" to Gaza.
The volunteers left Jakarta on Saturday and were seen off by KNRP Secretary General Caca Cahayaningrat, according to a press statement of the committee.
The aid comprised cash worth US$40,000 and meat from 200 sacrificed goats and cows worth US$60,000.
Cahayaningrat said that the presence of Indonesian volunteers in Gaza demonstrates the Indonesian people`s care for the Palestinian people.
"During Indonesia`s struggle for freedom, it had been supported by Palestinian muftis who had urged Islamic countries in the Middle East to recognize Indonesia`s dependence," she said.
She added that the KNRP supports Palestine`s struggle for independence because it is in line with Indonesia`s constitution which is against colonialism and for world peace.
The volunteers also include members of Nasyid Izzatul Islam who will perform in a humanitarian concert upon arrival in Egypt on October 21, prior to entering Gaza via Rafah border on October 24.
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