The people of Venezuela have collected and packaged about 300 tons of humanitarian aid which were sent to the Gaza Strip, an official at the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua notified his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki over the aid consignment during a meeting at the former’s office in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.
In the meeting, the Palestinian foreign minister expounded on the most urgent humanitarian aid needed to bring life back to the coastal enclave.
A military plane, carrying the aid consignment, took off at 13:41 p.m. on Wednesday heading to al-Ismayeeliya airport in Egypt.
More planes will take off in the coming days and the whole amount of aid will then be sent to the Gaza Strip via Egypt’s Rafah crossing.
At least 449 Palestinian children have been among the 2,000 Gazans slain by unrelenting Israeli attacks on the blockaded enclave since July 8.
Over 3004 children in Gaza are also among the nearly 11,000 Palestinians who have been injured to date in Israel’s terror campaign.