Iran Red Crescent says to send aid ship to Gaza

Red Crescent official said that a medical team and a group of reporters will travel to the coastal area on board the ship.

Iran Red Crescent says to send aid ship to Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran's Red Crescent Society has intended to send a humanitarian aid ship to Gaza Stripon Saturday.

"The ship will carry medicine and foodstuffs including rice, flour, sugar as well as six tons of medicine for the impoverished population of Gaza," said Hamed Taheri Jebelli spokesman of Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on Thursday, reported Press TV.

Jebelli noted that a medical team and a group of reporters will travel to the coastal area on board the ship.

Al-Alam Satellite TV aired video of the ship as well as trucks loaded with aid.

But there are doubts if aids can reach the Gazan teerritory because of Israeli prevent.

Israeli navy blocked tonnes of food, medicine and other aid to the Gaza Strip.

UN declared that Israeli blockade over Gaza is crime against humanity.

United Nations aid agency said on Thursday it had run out of flour and would suspend food deliveries to 750,000 Palestinians in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip after Israel closed border crossings.

The United Nations and human rights groups have voiced concern about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel to lift its blockade.

Roughly half of Gaza's 1.5 million people are running out of the aid supplies they depend on.

The United Nations says a crisis could quickly develop.

Basic medical equipment could not be properly repaired, forcing some patients to turn to expensive private clinics.



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