NEW DELHI, Oct. 22, 2023 (TBINN)
India today sent nearly 6.5 tonnes of medical aid and 32 tonnes of disaster relief material for the people of Palestine.
Consignments were sent in a C-17 transport aircraft of Indian Air Force. The plane is transporting aid to El-Arish Airport in Egypt.
India sends Humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine. An IAF C-17 flight carrying nearly 6.5 tonnes of medical aid and 32 tonnes of disaster relief material for the people of Palestine departs for El-Arish airport in Egypt, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Social Media.
The material includes essential life-saving medicines, surgical items, tents, sleeping bags, tarpaulins, sanitary utilities, water purification tablets among other necessary items, Arindam informed.
India sent aid three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed condolences to President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas over the deaths of civilians at a hospital in Gaza and reiterated India’s long-standing principled position on the Israel-Palestine issue.
In a phone conversation on Thursday, Prime Minister told the Palestine Authority President that New Delhi will continue to send humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people.
India has been supporting Palestine and Palestinian refugees through contributions to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (U.N.R.W.A.).