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Medicine and aid for Palestinians and hostages arrives in Gaza, Qatar foreign ministry says

17 January 2024

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CNN

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Medicine and aid for Palestinians and the Israeli hostages have entered the Gaza Strip, according to Dr. Majed Al-Ansari, a spokesperson for the Qatari foreign ministry. 


"Over the past few hours, medicine & aid entered the Gaza Strip, in implementation of the agreement announced yesterday for the benefit of civilians in the Strip, including hostages. 


Qatar, along with its regional and international partners, continues mediation efforts at the political and humanitarian levels," Al-Ansari wrote on X, formerly Twitter, late Wednesday. Two Qatari Armed Forces aircraft carrying 61 tons of aid — including food and medicine —arrived in El Arish, Egypt, earlier Wednesday. 


The aid was provided by Qatar and France, according to Qatar's Foreign Ministry. Ansari said Wednesday Qatar and its regional and international partners are continuing mediation efforts at the political and humanitarian levels after the aid arrived in Gaza. 


The aid arrives after Qatar announced on Tuesday it brokered a deal between Israel and Hamas to allow medication into Gaza for Palestinians and Israeli hostages. France also took part in helping with the Qatari-led mediation, Qatar's foreign ministry has said.

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