UAE offers $25mn in aid to Gaza

The UAE also ordered the Emirates Red Crescent to set up a field hospital in the embattled coastal enclave to help Gazans injured by Israel's air offensive.

UAE offers $25mn in aid to Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has offered $25 million in urgent assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which since Monday has reeled under a series of relentless Israeli airstrikes.

The UAE also ordered the Emirates Red Crescent to set up a field hospital in the embattled coastal enclave to help Gazans injured by Israel's air offensive, which remains ongoing, the UAE's official WAM news agency reported.

The news agency said that the pledged assistance aimed to "show the UAE's solidarity and support for the Palestinian people."

At least 86 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured since Monday, when Israeli began its military campaign – dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" – with the stated aim of halting rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rockets into Israel – without causing any casualties thus far – in response to the unrelenting airstrikes.

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