Teheran, 13 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/3 February 2015 (MINA) – The Iranian charity organization, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, distributed thousands of packages of foodstuff among impoverished and homeless Palestinian families in the besieged Gaza Strip.
“Imam Khomeini Relief foundation has provided generous support for the people of Gaza, especially those who lost their homes” in the latest Israeli onslaught on the blockaded territory, Wasim Wadeya from the charity organization said.
“This is a very important project when we provide warm meals for displaced families who have been living on canned or dried foods,” he added, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
According to the report, the food distribution project will last for three months to provide the Gazans with necessary food items.
“We thank the Islamic Republic of Iran for all its support,” he further noted, adding, “They Iranians have always stood by us especially during the 50-day war,” said an internally displaced Gazan said.
Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza that started in early July 2014 and ended in late August that year. Over 11,100 others, including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were also injured.
Some 100,000 people are still homeless in the besieged coastal sliver with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East cautioning that cutting subsidies to the displaced people, who are now renting alternative accommodation, could force large numbers back to UN schools and centers, which are already home to 12,000 people. (T/P010/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)