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Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort

Acting Minister of Health said funds would be used to buy medical supplies and treat the wounded

Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort
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Saudi’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has donated
SAR100 million ($26.6 million) to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Saudi
Press Agency (SPA) has reported.

The Acting Minister of Health Engineer Adel bin
Mohammed Faqih said that the royal directive was to be used to meet the
shortage of medicines and urgent medical supplies and for the treatment of
wounded and injured people caused by “the Israeli brutal aggression on the
Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.”

The Minister pointed out that this support came two
weeks after the King's directive to provide SAR200 million for the Palestinian
Red Crescent in the same context to meet urgent medical and ambulatory needs
for the wounded and injured people as a result of Israeli barbaric attacks
which affected thousands of innocent people, most of them of children and women
in the Gaza Strip, the SPA reported.