AMMAN, June 22 (KUNA) -- A convoy of Kuwaiti humanitarian aid headed Tuesday from Jordan to Gaza as a part of a campaign to support Al-Aqsa that Kuwait Society for Relief (KSR) is overseeing, after obtaining necessary permits from Israeli occupation authorities to cross borders.
Jordan Hashimte Charity Organization (JHCO) in cooperation with KSR sent two trucks of foodstuff from its warehouses in Zarqa through King Hussein Bridge that connects Jordan to the West Bank, in preparation for delivery to beneficiaries in blockaded territory.
General Director of KSR Abdulaziz Al-Obeid stated to KUNA that these two trucks are part of the aid dispatched by JHCO two weeks ago. The relief supplies were sent from Kuwait via military aircraft to support Palestinians in the occupied lands.
He added that the Israeli occupation authorities granted passage for the two trucks as part of the convoy managed by JHCO in association with the Jordanian army to be delivered to Gaza.
The society, he said, is awaiting further permits to deliver medical equipment to Makassed hospital in Jerusalem to meet pharmaceutical needs, hoping that this happens as soon as possible.
The First shipment of aid gifted by Kuwait Society for Relief to the Palestinian people arrived June 9 via a military aircraft carrying 40 tons of food supplies and medical aid to be sent to Jerusalem and Gaza via Jordan.
The Kuwait government-sponsored aid, part of the national campaign featuring contribution of 33 Kuwaiti societies and launched in May following Israeli occupation aggression on Jerusalem and Gaza strip.
The campaign garnered a total of 2.330 million Kuwaiti dinars from 59,000 donors. (end)