Health Ministry sends $3 million in medical convoy to Gaza

RAMALLAH, The Health Ministry Monday sent a medical aid convoy worth of $3 million to Gaza, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad.

Awwad said that the ministry dispatched 20 truckloads of medical supplies from its warehouses in the West Bank city of Nablus to the besieged Gaza Strip following the instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas and Premier Rami Hamdallah.

The medical aid convoy is expected to reach its destination within two days.

This came as Gaza suffers from a serious shortage of medicines due to the large number of injuries sustained during the Great March of Return protests along the eastern border of Gaza.

Israeli snipers have injured over 7,000 protestors, including over 20 protestors who had their legs amputated as a result of being shot with expanding dum-dum bullets.

Source: Palestine News and Info Agency