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France announces 11 million euros in aid for Gaza

July 24, 2014 2:15 P.M. (Updated: July 25, 2014 8:07 P.M.)
PARIS (AFP) -- President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday an 11-million-euro ($14.8 million) aid package to the besieged Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive has left more than 700 people dead.

An adviser to Hollande said the humanitarian aid, eight million of which will be given to the Palestinian Authority and the remainder to UN bodies and NGOs working in Gaza, was approved after a meeting with non-governmental organizations working in the strife-torn region.

The NGOs "highlighted the gravity of the situation, the scale of the humanitarian needs of the civilian population and the difficulty of humanitarian workers in getting to the victims," Hollande's office said.

France is an ally of Israel and has historically maintained strong economic and political ties.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report.
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