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25% of aid to Gaza goes from, through Jordan — minister

By JT - Feb 13,2024 - Last updated at Feb 13,2024

A plane loaded with medical aidto the besieged Gaza Strip takes off from the Marka Airport in Amman (Photo courtesy of JHCO)

AMMAN — Interior Minister Mazen Faraya said on Monday that 25 per cent of the aid reaching Gaza has originated from and through Jordan. 

Stressing the Kingdom's "profound "sense of responsibility towards the people of Gaza and the West Bank, Faraya emphasised that the Kingdom continues to receive wounded individuals and their families for treatment in Jordanian hospitals, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

During his visit to the Ain Al Basha region, Faraya stressed that His Majesty King Abdullah is leading Jordan's diplomatic efforts worldwide to halt Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza and the West Bank.

Faraya also said that the security services are exercising self-restraint when dealing with a minority that engages in attacks on public property during protests expressing anger over the situation in Gaza.

He emphasised that such actions "neither serve nor benefit the cause", and all citizens are allowed to express their opinions and feelings without causing damage to national property.

The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation said previously that Jordan has sent around 5,100 tonnes of aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since October.

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