Cuba sends six-ton medical aid shipment to Gaza
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Cuba sends six-ton medical aid shipment to Gaza

Supplies received by Palestinian representative in Cairo; Palestinian officials call act ‘a noble gesture’

Palestinians receive aid at a United Nations distribution center (UNRWA) in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Palestinians receive aid at a United Nations distribution center (UNRWA) in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Cuba has sent six tons of medical supplies to Gaza in the wake of Operation Protective Edge, a 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas that killed 72 Israelis, including a four-year-old child, and over 2,100 Palestinians, at least half of them gunmen according to Israel

The government-run Cubadebate website reported on Thursday that the humanitarian shipment was delivered by officials at Cuba’s embassy in Cairo to the Palestinian representative there.

Cubadebate said Palestinian officials expressed their thanks for Havana’s “noble gesture” that “will alleviate the difficult situation Gaza is facing,” as hospitals continue to treat those injured in the conflict.

Cuba has historically been a strong champion of the Palestinians and has previously lent support to Palestinian groups that fought against the Jewish state.

Israel and Hamas agreed to a truce on August 26, putting on hold their deadliest confrontation in years, with indirect talks set to resume mid-September.

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