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Yousef hails $9m Qatar aid package to besieged Gaza

Yousef thanked Qatar and appreciated its continuous efforts to help the Palestinian people, who have been under strict Israeli siege for 11 years

Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza Essam Yousef yesterday hailed Qatar’s assistance to Gaza’s residents in response to their calls for aid.

The donations announced by the Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Al-Emadi, which included medicines and fuel for hospitals, aid for university students and poor families in Gaza was in response to the needs of Gazans.

In a press conference held at Al-Shifa Hospital, the main medical facility in the Gaza Strip, Al-Emadi along with UN officials announced the different kinds of the Qatari assistance which total $9 million.

Yousef thanked Qatar and appreciated its continuous efforts to help the Palestinian people, who have been under strict Israeli siege for 11 years, noting that this assistance reflects the “humanitarian and moral responsibilities” of the Qatari “brothers” towards the Palestinians.

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He stressed that Palestinians “will never forget” this support, which comes at the time when many others who do not care about the humanitarian crises and thousands of patients and poor in Gaza.

“Such courageous and humane stances by Qatar will not be forgotten,” he said.

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