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Turkey supports construction of new university hospital in Gaza

February 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm


The Islamic University in Gaza (IUG) held a ceremony yesterday to lay the foundation stone of a new university hospital in the liberated area formerly occupied by the Israeli Netzarim settlement south of Gaza city.

The new hospital, to be named the Palestinian-Turkish Friendship Hospital, is sponsored by the Cooperation and Development Foundation of Turkey [TIKA].  Its General Coordinator, Ahmet Kaya, attended the ceremony along with Dr Jamal Al Khodari, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic University in Gaza.

Kaya stated that his organisation would continue to support the IUG and other vital projects in Palestine, including those in Jerusalem and cities and villages in the West Bank. Turkish sponsored projects include the building of essential infrastructure in the occupied territories, especially in the health and educational sectors.

Dr Al Khodari thanked Prime Minister Erdogan, the Turkish government and people for their continuous support for the Palestinian people and delivery of essential services and projects to improve the quality of life of his people.

MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad