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Kuwaiti medical convoy sets out for Gaza

September 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

A delegation of Kuwaiti doctors has set out for the embattled Gaza Strip to help treat thousands of Palestinians injured during Israel’s recent military onslaught on the coastal enclave, the head of the Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) said Friday.

“A delegation from the association on Friday headed to the Gaza Strip to help treat the wounded following the latest Zionist aggression on the people of Gaza,” told Kuwait’s official news agency.

The 14-member delegation includes 12 doctors, according to KMA head Mohamed al-Mutairi.

He added that another medical convoy from the association would set out for the Gaza Strip on September 18.

Deputy KMA Chairman Abdul-Mohsen Al-Kandari, who is leading the medical mission to Gaza, told reporters prior to the delegation’s departure on Friday that the KMA was coordinating its activities with a hospital in the Gaza Strip and another in the Egyptian city of Al-Arish, the latter of which has admitted a number of wounded Palestinians.

At least 2,152 Palestinians were killed and nearly 11,000 injured – the vast majority of them civilians – during 51 days of fierce Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

The onslaught, which ended late last month, also damaged or destroyed thousands of residential structures across the blockaded coastal enclave.