Earlier batch of Qatari aid sent to Gaza (Reuters)

The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the dispatch of 5 planes to the city of Al-Arish in Egypt carrying 156 tons of humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip.

The ministry explained – through its account on the X platform – that the planes of the Qatari armed forces carry food, medical and shelter supplies provided by the Qatar Fund for Development, the Qatar Red Crescent, and Qatar Charity.

She pointed out that the new batch brings the total number of planes that carried aid to Gaza to 26 planes that were loaded with a total of 879 tons of aid.

Five Qatari planes head to the Egyptian city of Al-Arish carrying aid intended to support the Palestinian brothers in Gaza #Qatar_Foreign Ministry pic.twitter.com/XWW90b4C3g

— Qatar Foreign Ministry (@MofaQatar_AR) November 27, 2023

The Ministry explained that this aid comes within the framework of the State of Qatar's support for the Palestinian people, and its full support for them during the difficult humanitarian conditions they are currently experiencing.

Qatar, in partnership with Egypt and the United States, oversaw the mediation efforts that culminated in the announcement of a four-day humanitarian truce in Gaza, before extending it for two additional days.

The truce allowed the release of dozens of detainees in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian prisoners from Israeli occupation prisons, in addition to the entry of convoys of humanitarian aid and fuel into the Strip, which was subjected to Israeli aggression that lasted about 50 days, causing the death of more than 14,36 Palestinians and the injury of more than <>,<>.

The Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lolwa Al-Khater, arrived on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, as part of a Qatari diplomatic delegation, to supervise the process of introducing a Qatari aid package and delivering it to the Palestinian people.

Al-Khater's visit to the Gaza Strip is the first by a senior Arab official since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Strip on the seventh of last October.

Source : Al Jazeera