Israel Continues to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians

(IDF) - With ongoing IDF activity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the IDF also continues to ensure humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population not involved in acts of terrorism. During a 48-hour period last week (Jan. 5-6, 2003), the IDF: Coordinated the movement of Palestinians seeking medical care, assisting 40 to go to hospital including 4 patients from Gaza who were transferred to Israel for medical treatment. Coordinated the movement of 284 Palestinians in the West Bank who were transferred by ambulance. Coordinated the passage of building materials for the construction of a hospital in Kalkilya. Coordinated the passage of humanitarian goods to Bethlehem. Coordinated entry of ration cards sent by an international aid organization to the residents of Azoun. Enabled the distribution of ration cards by the Red Cross in Salfit. Coordinated the passage of agricultural produce and food between Muassi and Khan Yunis. Coordinated the passage of an UNWRA team in Gaza to aid in the disposal of rubbish. Arranged entry into Kalkilya for an Israeli Arab family from East Jerusalem to attend their son's wedding.

2003-01-17 00:00:00

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