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China Sends Humanitarian Aid to Palestine

Fri 21 May 2021 | 03:31 PM
Rana Atef

On Friday, China announced that it will send humanitarian and medical aid to Palestine as assistance after the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel.

The spokesperson for the China International Development Cooperation Agency Tian Lin said: "China will provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian government for treating the injured and relocating the homeless."

The announcement came after the ceasefire proposed by Egypt came into force early this morning after the 11-day fight between Hamas and Israel.

The aid includes China a $1 million as humanitarian emergency aid, $1 million support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian announced in a press conference.

He underscored: "China has made every effort to urge the Security Council to speak with one voice and take concrete actions. However, because of the US obstruction, the Security Council has yet to reach a consensus so far."

Lijian concluded: "China appreciates the mediation efforts for a cease-fire by Egypt and other relevant parties. We stand ready to strengthen communication and coordination with all parties to make concerted efforts for peace and to do our best to provide humanitarian and other assistance to Palestine."