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Jordan sends aid plane to Egypt for Gaza hospitals

17 Nov 2023, 05:55 GMT+10

AMMAN, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization on Thursday sent another plane carrying about 45 tons of medical supplies to Egypt in support of the Gaza Strip's hospitals.

Hussein Al-Shibli, the charity's secretary-general, said it is the sixth such plane sent by Jordan that is bound to be delivered to hospitals in Gaza, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The aid items were prepared in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and would be sent through Rafah crossing into the enclave by the Egyptian Red Crescent, according to Al-Shibli.

He added that authorities and various stakeholders in Jordan are exerting their utmost efforts to continue their support to the Gazans.

Also on Thursday, the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army said it was sending a medical team and relevant supplies to set up a field hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus, Petra reported.

The hospital consists of seven trailers, including two operating rooms, two intensive care rooms, 15 surgical beds and an array of auxiliary departments to serve the transferred and evacuated Palestinians, it added.

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