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Indonesia Sends Hospital Ship Loaded with Aid to Gaza

Wed 07 Feb 2024 | 01:30 PM
Israa Farhan

Admiral Mohammad Ali, the commander of the Indonesian Navy, announced the dispatch of a ship belonging to the Indonesian Navy carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Indonesian news agency Antara quoted Ali as saying, "The ship passed through the Gulf of Aden and is currently moving towards the Red Sea. Let us pray that the ship reaches its destination safely so that it can fulfill its humanitarian duty."

The admiral expressed hope that all peacekeeping officers aboard the ship would safely return to Indonesia.

The ship is expected to arrive at the port of Al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula on February 14.

The ship carries 80 trucks loaded with essential humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, and more.

Once the ship reaches its destination, the humanitarian aid will be handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent for transportation to Rafah, the nearest entry point to the Gaza Strip.

On board the ship are 214 crew members, including 40 officers from the Navy's special forces.