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1416 tons of supplies entered Gaza Strip through Rafah during assault

Aug. 13, 2014 10:26 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 10:26 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- 1416 tons of supplies including medicine, food, power generators, and tents entered the Gaza Strip from Egypt through the Rafah crossing during the Israeli offensive.

The director of emergency services of the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement of Tuesday that these supplies entered through the Rafah crossing through coordination with the Egyptian Red Crescent.

Bassem al-Rimawi added that 75 percent of all supplies that entered Gaza through the Rafah crossing were from Egyptian sources, the vast majority of which came from the military.

Al-Rimawi added that 936 tons of food supplies and medicine were sent by the Egyptian Armed Forces, 57 tons of medicine and medical supplies from the Arab Doctors Union, eight tons of tents, blankets, medicine, and 4.6 tons of food supplies from the Egyptian Red Crescent, eight ambulances from the University of Palestine in Egypt, and two tons of medicine from the Egyptian Doctors' Syndicate.

The Egyptian al-Azhar Red Crescent, meanwhile, sent 47 tons of food, medicine and medical supplies, while three tons of medicine and supplies were sent by SEDICO Company in Egypt.

Al-Rimawi added that the UAE sent 90 tons supply of medicine and medical supplies, a power generator, six "field hospitals," 3 mobile clinics, a field bathroom, an ambulance, and 40 tons of relief/emergency supplies.

The government of Tunisia sent 28 tons of food, medicine and medical supplies, the government of Morocco sent 57 tons of medicine and food supplies, the government of Saudi Arabia sent 73 tons of food, and 35 tons of medicine and medical supplies were sent by the Islamic Development Bank and the Red Crescent.

The Kuwaiti Red Crescent sent 10 tons of medicine and medical supplies, half a ton of medicine and medical supplies was sent from the Arab League, and the Jordanian lawmaker Muhammad al-Isha sent 25 tons of medical supplies and medicine to the Gaza Strip.

Al-Rimawi added that the Egyptian Red Crescent is currently working on getting 25 tons of food and medical supplies that were sent from Kuwait into Gaza.
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