At the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin and on behalf of the Russian government, the Ministry of Emergency Situations sent humanitarian aid in the amount of 27 tons to the residents of the Gaza Strip. About it reported in the press service of the department.
“The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations will deliver 27 tons of humanitarian cargo for the population of the Gaza Strip. The assistance was organized at the direction of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation,” the statement said.
The Il-76 plane, carrying humanitarian aid, has already taken off from the Ramenskoye airfield near Moscow to the Egyptian airport in the city of El-Arish Arab. On board are flour, sugar, rice and pasta. The cargo will be handed over to representatives of the Egyptian Red Crescent, who will deliver it to the Gaza Strip.
On October 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Tel Aviv will allow delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza from Egypt. The Prime Minister’s Office stressed that “Israel will not allow humanitarian aid to leave its territory” while Hamas continues to hold hostages. Any attempts to supply humanitarian aid that reaches Hamas will be suppressed.
The Israeli Army (IDF) has been carrying out strikes on the Gaza Strip since October 7, after the Palestinian group Hamas began fighting against Israel. Against the backdrop of the militant attack, the IDF launched Operation Iron Swords, and the country went into a state of war. 300,000 reservists were also mobilized. According to the latest data, over 3,400 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis have died as a result of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.