VIDEO: Second batch of wounded Gaza children and their families arrives in Abu Dhabi - GulfToday

VIDEO: Second batch of wounded Gaza children and their families arrives in Abu Dhabi

Emirati officials assist injured Palestinian children at Abu Dhabi.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The second plane carrying a number of Palestinian children and their families arrived on Tuesday, as part of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to treat 1,000 Palestinian children, accompanied by their families, from the Gaza Strip in hospitals in the UAE.

The plane coming from Al-Arish Airport in the Arab Republic of Egypt landed at Abu Dhabi Airport, carrying on board children who are in dire need of medical assistance, suffering from severe injuries and burns, and cancer patients who need urgent treatment.

The UAE President has also directed the provision of medical care for 1,000 Palestinian cancer patients from the Gaza Strip.

The patients are to receive treatment and all necessary healthcare in UAE hospitals. The initiative reflects the UAE’s steadfast approach in supporting the Palestinian people and is part of its ongoing endeavours to mitigate the escalating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Recently, His Highness also directed that 1,000 Palestinian children requiring medical care be hosted in the UAE, along with their families. The children will receive comprehensive healthcare services in UAE hospitals until their full recovery and subsequent return.

Furthermore, His Highness has ordered the setting up of a fully equipped field hospital in the Gaza Strip under the Gallant Knight 3 operation, aiming to address the humanitarian needs of those affected by the conflict.

A UAE humanitarian aid convoy set off today from Al Arish, Egypt, towards the Rafah Border Crossing, in preparation for its entry into the Gaza Strip.

The aid will be distributed under the UAE’s supervision as part of the ‘Gallant Knight 3’ humanitarian operation, launched under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The convoy comprises 13 trucks carrying a total of 272.5 tonnes of aid. These include 10 trucks carrying 16,800 food packages weighing 252 tonnes to support 84,000 people, and 3 trucks carrying 360 tents weighing 20.5 tonnes.

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