- Relief supplies include hygiene kits, medicines and food packages.
- FM Jilani flagged off the plane carrying relief material.
- Call for an immediate end to the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday sent the second consignment of relief material to the Palestinians besieged in the Gaza Strip.
The relief material sent by a special plane was seen by acting Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and Human Rights Minister Khalil George.
Palestinian Ambassador to Islamabad Ahmed Jawad Rabei and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Disaster Management Authority were also present during the farewell ceremony at the Islamabad International Airport.
FM Jilani expressed Pakistan’s full solidarity with the Palestinian brothers and sisters and condemned Israel’s brutal, disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force against civilians, including women and children, currently besieged in Gaza.
The top Pakistani diplomat underlined the urgency of immediately ending Israeli aggression and lifting the siege of Gaza. He also called for upholding the principles of justice and humanity and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.
Relief supplies include hygiene kits, medicines and food packages. The first consignment was sent on 19 October.
Israel has stepped up its ground campaign and bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas’ October 7 attacks, catching Netanyahu Benjamin’s administration by surprise.
Israel – targeting schools, hospitals, mosques, churches and even refugee camps where terrified civilians have taken refuge – has so far killed more than 10,000 people, including 4,800 children.
Israel has accused Hamas of hiding among civilians and uses this explanation as an excuse when it faces criticism for targeting besieged civilians.
Honduras, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Jordan and Bahrain have recalled their envoys to Israel, and some have also severed diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, whose forces have besieged Gaza for 17 years.
Global powers, including the United States and the United Nations, have called on Israel to ensure that civilian casualties are avoided in its continued effort to eliminate Hamas, but to no avail.
The United Nations is also calling for an immediate ceasefire so that aid can flow smoothly at least to the war-torn strip and hostages can be exchanged.
However, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has refused to stop his military offensive on Gaza and has insisted they will continue to attack the Hamas-run territory.
The Israel-Hamas war is still ongoing and the humanitarian crisis in Palestine is increasing due to continued bombing of the Gaza Strip.