The Ministry of Health, on Monday, sent from its warehouses, in the West Bank city of Nablus, 8.5 tonsÂ of medical aid donated by the Turkish Red Crescent to the besieged Gaza Strip, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad.
Awwad said that the ministry dispatched two truckloads of medical supplies worthÂ $274,000 including medicine to treat chronic diseases such as cancer and kidney diseases.
The medical aid convoy is expected to reach its destination on Monday, according to WAFA.
President of the Red Crescent Organization in Turkey, Karam Kannik, affirmed the continued support of Turkey to Palestine, in light of Israelâ€™s ongoing blockade of the Strip, which he stressed, has negatively affected all fields in Gaza, especially within the health sector.
Awwad praised Turkeyâ€™s continued support to the Strip, pointing to the many vital projects provided by Turkey to Palestine in all fields, particularly in the healthcare sector.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.