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Libyan delegation promises supply of essential medicines for Gaza

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A delegation accompanying the Libyan Jerusalem 5 convoy has said it is ready to supply the health sector in Gaza with all the essential medicines and medical supplies that are in short supply. Speaking at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on 22 January, a spokesman for the delegation said, “We have been briefed on the reality of the crisis in the private health sector in Gaza and the shortage of medicines and medical supplies; we are ready to meet the shortfall in all of these supplies.


It was noted that there has been an increase in the number of tumours and cancers afflicting Palestinians in Gaza, and that patients do not have access to essential treatment, including chemotherapy. The Ministry of Health in Gaza reiterated that there is a “severe shortage” of medicines.

The Jerusalem 5 convoy arrived in Gaza with ambulances and a truck full of essential drugs and medicines. The convoy members toured many areas of the Gaza Strip and visited patients and those still suffering from the effects of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead.

The Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, expressed his gratitude to Libya for continued support for the Palestinian cause and stressed the need for more convoys and flotillas to break Israel’s illegal siege on Gaza

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MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad

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