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Israel-Hamas crisis: India sends second tranche of humanitarian assistance for people of Gaza Israel-Hamas
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Israel-Hamas crisis: India sends second tranche of humanitarian assistance for people of Gaza

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Nov 2023, 12:18 am

India has sent the second tranche of humanitarian assistance for the people of Gaza amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

"2nd tranche of India's humanitarian assistance for the people of Palestine arrives in Egypt," MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi posted on X.

He further said: "Relief material handed over to Egyptian Red Crescent for further transmission to Palestine."

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also confirmed the development and said the country continues to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people of Palestine.

"Second @IAF_MCC C17 aircraft carrying 32 tonnes of aid departs for the El-Arish Airport in Egypt," the Indian Minister said.

The UN chief said on Monday that in the current conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the world is witnessing an "unparalleled and unprecendented" level of civilian death, compared to any other conflict since he became Secretary-General in 2017.

In reply to a question at a press conference dealing with the latest emissions report, Secretary-General António Guterres said that in all the reports issued during his tenure, on children in conflict, it was clear that the current war in Gaza has seen thousands of child deaths - compared with hundreds, in conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

Without entering into discussing the accuracy of the figures released by the health ministry in Gaza, which are regarded by UN agencies as reliable, he said that “what is clear is that we have had in a few weeks thousands of children killed.”

Latest reports from health authorities indicate that more than 13,000 civilians in total have died in the enclave since the 7 October terror attacks by Hamas, and subsequent Israeli offensive.

“This is what matters. We are witnessing a killing of civilians that is unparalleled and unprecedented in any conflict since I have been Secretary-General.”