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 Israeli-Egyptian Siege of Gaza Strip Intensifies, Turkey to Send Humanitarian Aid to the Impoverished Palestinian Territory

October 24, 2013

 
Turks protesting the Israeli-Egyptian siege of Gaza Strip  

Turkey to send humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza

[ 24/10/2013 - 09:17 AM ]

ANKARA, (PIC)--

Turkey's ministry of foreign affairs said it would provide urgent assistance to the impoverished Gaza Strip to address the aggravating humanitarian situation resulting from the ongoing Israeli blockade and Egypt's closure of the Rafah border crossing.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Turkish foreign ministry described the humanitarian situation in Gaza as worsening and said that the Turkish presidency channeled 850 thousand dollars to the Palestinian government in Gaza through the Turkish cooperation and development agency-Tika.

The ministry affirmed that this financial assistance would be used to provide fuel supplies immediately needed for operating power generators at drinking water pumping stations and hospitals.

For its part, the Turkish government decided to provide Gaza with 10 thousand tons of flour in response to a recent appeal by the UNRWA. The first shipment of this aid will be sent on the first of November.

Turkey is also embarking on preparing medical aid for Gaza, including medical equipment and medicines.

Head of Hamas's political bureau Khaled Mashaal had visited Turkey earlier this month and met with premier Recep Erdogan.

Israeli tank shell explodes near Beit Hanoun-Erez crossing

[ 24/10/2013 - 10:42 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)--

An Israeli occupation army tank fired a shell that exploded near the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.

Palestinian security sources told the PIC reporter that no casualties were reported in the explosion.

A number of Israeli army vehicles and bulldozers had advanced into citizensí land earlier today to the east of Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip.

IOF bulldozers damage land in central Gaza Strip

[ 24/10/2013 - 10:33 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)--

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) escorted four huge bulldozers into eastern Breij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on Thursday morning and damaged land adjacent to the border fence.

Palestinian security sources told the PIC reporter that the IOF-escorted bulldozers advanced 150 meters from the borderline.

They said that the bulldozers leveled land north and south of an adjacent Israeli army position before evacuating the site.





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