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Germany rendering over 8 million euro humanitarian aid to Gaza

July 31, 2014, 5:54 UTC+3 BERLIN
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BERLIN, July 31, /ITAR-TASS/. Germany is providing 8.5 million euro humanitarian aid to Gaza, the German Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, July 30.

“The escalation of violence in Gaza highlighted people’s suffering. We have no right to forget about the conflict-hit population,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

This month Germany has rendered nine million euro humanitarian aid to Gaza, he said.

On July 8, 2014, the Israel Defense Forces announced the start of the operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip against Hamas militants.

Last week, Human Rights Watch said Israeli air attacks on Gaza had been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians in violation of the laws of war.

The Palestinian healthcare ministry reported that since July more than 1,000 people had died from Israeli air and artillery fire on Gaza.

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