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Morocco sends tons of humanitarian aid to Palestinian territories and Gaza


Morocco on Friday delivered emergency humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

The humanitarian aid was handed over by Morocco's ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Tazi, to the representative of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Fathi Abou Warda.

The Palestinian official expressed his gratitude to King Mohammed VI of Morocco for his continuous support to the Palestinian cause and his defence of the Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state, according to a Moroccan government handout.

The official also conveyed the greetings and gratitude of the Palestinian Authority to the king and Morocco for this initiative that would help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.

Gaza came under severe air attack from Israel in retaliation for rocket attacks. The two sides have accepted a ceasefire.

On Tuesday, two Moroccan Royal Armed Forces aircraft carried 20 tons of the aid and landed at Cairo East Air Base Airport in Egypt.

Last Sunday, two military aircraft carrying humanitarian aid consisting of basic foodstuffs, medicines for emergency care and blankets had landed in Amman, Jordan. The aid was transported to the Palestinian territories by trucks across the border bridge between Jordan and the West Bank.

The 40 tons of humanitarian aid comprised basic foodstuffs (30 tons), emergency medicines and blankets (10 tons).

Morocco had denounced in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Morocco backs a two-state solution, through the creation of a Palestinian State within the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Al-Quds, or East Jerusalem, as its capital.

Published : May 22, 2021

By : The Nation