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First aid station opens in Gaza town with Turkish help

Some of eighteen Palestinians injured during Israel's weeks-long onslaught on the Gaza Strip are received medical treatment by Turkish Health Ministry medical rescue workers at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv before Turkish military plane airlift the wounded Palestinians to hospitals in Turkey on 13 August 2014 [Sarp Özer/Anadolu Agency]

A first aid station was opened in Gaza's Karara town on Sunday with help from the Turkish Red Crescent, Palestinian officials said.

During the opening ceremony, Karara Mayor Abdurrahim al-Ibadile thanked the Turkish Red Crescent for financing the project, which cost around $10,000.

Karara was heavily bombarded by Israel during the 2014 Gaza war.

The town, which is near the border with Israel, saw Israeli tanks enter its borders at the time.

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