Turkish flag 311 (R).
(photo credit: Osman Orsal / Reuters)
Israel on Thursday transferred a truckload of medical supplies, bandages and
medicine donated by the Turkish Red Crescent.
The supplies entered Israel
through the Allenby Bridge from Jordan and were sent through the Erez crossing
into the Strip.
Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot, head of the Coordinator of
Government Activity in the Territories (COGAT) unit, authorized the transfer of
medical equipment and medicine to Gaza Strip hospitals, sent as part of
activities conducted by Turkish humanitarian organizations. The COGAT
spokesperson said of the transfer, “Efforts of this kind are made on a daily
basis in all levels and areas,” including health, education, agriculture and
The statement noted that the Turkish authorities operate
“in full coordination and in adherence to the appropriate
There has been a shortage of medicine in the Strip due to an
internal dispute in the Palestinian medical system, Israel Radio reported.
However, COGAT, in a press release, stressed that the delivery of Turkish aid is
completely normative and takes place on a daily basis. The deliver, it said, “is
not a result of the medicine crisis in Gaza.”