Jordan sends aid convoy to Gaza Strip

09:32, December 27, 2010      

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Jordan on Sunday dispatched a 17-truck convoy laden with medical supplies, equipment and construction materials to the Gaza Strip, according to a statement of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO).

JHCO Secretary General Ahmad Amian said the medical supplies and equipment as well as the construction materials will be used in the extension of Jordan's military-run hospital in the coastal enclave, a statement by JHCO obtained by Xinhua indicated.

In January 2009, Jordan sent a makeshift hospital, dubbed "Gaza 1", to the coastal enclave after the Israeli aggression on the strip to treat Palestinians who sustained injuries during the Israeli aggression.

The convoy is in line with instructions by King Abdullah II to send aid to Gaza after the Israeli aggression on the strip in late 2008, the statement said.

Following the offensive on Gaza, Israel launched a blockade against the coastal enclave, banning the entry of construction materials in response to rockets fired at Israeli borders areas from Gaza.

Source: Xinhua
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