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Russia sends humanitarian cargo for Palestine

November 26, 2014, 9:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW
A transport plane of the Emergencies Ministry took on board 26 tons of humanitarian supplies that will be airlifted to Jordan
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MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Russia sent a humanitarian cargo to Palestine on Wednesday. A transport plane of the Emergencies Ministry took on board 26 tons of humanitarian supplies that will be airlifted to Jordan, the ministry’s spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Wednesday. The cargo will be handed over to representatives of the Palestinian embassy in Amman.

“Interaction with the authorised Jordanian charitable organizations will make it possible to timely transfer the cargo to Palestinian territory and distribute it among the local population,” Drobyshevsky said.

The humanitarian aid is provided pursuant to Russian government’s resolution in connection with Palestinian authorities’ request for medications and medical equipment.

Healthcare institutions in the Gaza Strip experience severe shortages of medical supplies after the Israeli military operation Protective Edge.

Russia’s mission to the State of Palestine in Ramallah on the West Bank told TASS that the humanitarian aid handover ceremony in Amman will be attended by Palestine’s high-ranking officials, delegations of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Emergencies Ministry and the International Civil Defense Organisation. The cargo will be handed over at Marka airport near Amman.

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza was conducted from July 8 to August 26, 2014. As many as 2,140 people were killed in the Palestinian enclave during this period and more than 11,000 injured. Over 50 days of the operation the Israeli army hit in attacks from the air, sea and land 5,263 targets in Gaza.

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