Chilean plane carrying aid to Gaza lands in Jordan
A plane of the Chilean air force on Tuesday landed in Jordan's capital of Amman, carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, which suffered three-week military attacks by Israel, Xinhua reported.
The cargo, which includes 26 tons of medical supplies and medicine, was received by the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization.
Ahmed Al Emyan, an official with the charity group, said the organization will work to deliver the aid to families in Gaza Strip in cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA).
Chilean ambassador in Amman Luis Palma conveyed his country's concern about what happened in Gaza, especially the children. The envoy pointed out that there are 400,000 Palestinians in Chile and his country is keen to be a part of the international campaign to help the Palestinian people.
First secretary at the Palestinian embassy in Amman Bassam Hijjawi, for his part, expressed appreciation to the Chilean government and people over the humanitarian assistance donated to the Palestinians in Gaza.
Israel has carried out a 22-day military offensive on Gaza Strip that ended on Jan. 18.
Official figures had said that around 1,400 Palestinians were killed, most of them were civilians and 5,500 others wounded.
The offensive on Gaza left tens of thousands of Palestinians homeless after around 5,000 homes were destroyed.