Morocco’s King Supervises in Person the Airlifting of Humanitarian aid to Gaza

King Mohammed VI supervised in person at the Casablanca International Airport on Tuesday the airlifting of humanitarian aid destined to the Palestinian people.

Besides the deployment of a Royal Armed Forces Field Hospital in Gaza, the humanitarian assistance is made up of blankets, drugs, as well as foodstuffs donated by the Mohammed V Foundation for solidarity.

The multidisciplinary field hospital, which will be deployed in the Gaza Strip, will provide care to the Palestinians who have been injured by Israeli forces this month, as well as to the entire population of the area.

The aid includes 25 tons of drugs, 5000 blankets and 113 tons of food, mainly foodstuffs consumed in this holy month of Ramadan ((flour, sugar, pasta, rice, lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, vegetable oil, dates and milk powder). This aid will benefit the inhabitants of Gaza as well as the inhabitants of Al Quds and Ramallah.

This humanitarian assistance reflects the steadfast and acting solidarity of King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people towards the Palestinians.

In addition to other actions taken by the Kingdom as part of its multidimensional support for the Palestinian people, the humanitarian assistance will alleviate the sufferings of Gazans who are subjected to the Israel-imposed embargo and ongoing Israeli aggression. The assistance will also offer qualitative support to Gazan humanitarian and health institutions, which are crippled by lack of human resources and medical equipment.

Over 100 Palestinians were killed and thousands were wounded in the demonstrations staged along the border fence between Gaza and Israel since March 30, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when an estimated 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes in 1948 to set up Israel.

Israeli forces, which have been firing with live ammunition at the unarmed demonstrators, increased their repression on May 14, when more Palestinians took to the street to protest the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Al Quds. At least 62 Palestinians were killed that day and hundreds were injured.

The aid to Ramallah and Al Quds will be shipped through Jordan, while the field hospital and the assistance destined to Gaza will be dispatched as soon as Egyptian authorities issue the necessary authorizations.

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