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OIC Sec-Gen Appeals For Medical Assistance To Assit Palestinians


KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani is appealing to all of OIC's 57 members and international organisations to extend support, especially in the medical area, to Palestianians in the Gaza Strip amid Israel's continuous aggression.

He said that he was following with deep concern the ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza and its repercussions on the critical humanitarian situation there.

"The brutal aggression witnessed in Gaza has been preceded by an inhuman siege, a longstanding crime that must be ended immediately," he said in an OIC statement.

The statement said that the secretary-general's appeal for relief was made following the OIC enlarged Ministerial-Level Extraordinary Executive Meeting on July 10 at the OIC headquarters on the grave situation in the occupied state of Palestine including AlQuds / Jerusalem.

The meeting had urged member states, the OIC institutions and the Arab and Islamic funds, to extend relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip particularly in the medical area where there is a shortage of medical products and equipment due to the continued Israeli aggression and brutal seige on Gaza.

Meanwhile, the secretary-general commended the custodian of the two Holy Mosques' decision to provide US$200 million worth of aid to the Palestinian Red Cross to assist Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Madani also expressed his appreciation for the assistance mobilised and extended by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other friendly states to offer relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The statement said that the secretary-general's appeal for relief was made following the OIC enlarged Ministerial-Level Extraordinary Executive Meeting on July 10 at the OIC headquarters on the grave situation in the occupied state of Palestine including AlQuds / Jerusalem.

The meeting had urged member states, the OIC institutions and the Arab and Islamic funds, to extend relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip particularly in the medical area where there is shortage of medical products and equipment due to the continued Israeli aggression and brutal seige on Gaza.

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