Prague - The Czech Foreign Ministry has approved CZK 3 million (EUR 110,000) in humanitarian aid for Palestinians who were forced to flee their homes in Gaza because of Israeli airstrikes.
“The aid will be delivered by the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA), with which the Czech Republic has succesffully cooperated in the past in the Gaza Strip,” said the ministry in a press release. The ministry says that the UNRWA is the most effective and fastest way to help the Palestinians.
The foreign minister, Lubomir Zaoraleks, has decided to release the funds after repeated petitions from the Palestinian side. However, the Czech Republic contributes to the UNRWA's programs every year.
At least 260 Palestinians have been killed by Israel in this latest round of violence. Gaza's hospitals are suffering from lack of equipment and medicines, and some of them are not able to provide appropriate treatment of some kinds of injuries, reported Israel's Haaretz.
The Israeli airstrikes have also caused thousands of people to flee their homes. The UN is sheltering some of them in eight schools in Gaza. Some Palestinians are also trying to flee to neighboring Egypt.
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