Egypt sends 130 truckloads of aid to Gaza

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-22 20:14:14|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt sent 130 truckloads of aid supplies to the bordering Gaza Strip late Friday, including foodstuffs, medicines, clothes and household essentials, the Egyptian presidency said.

The 2,500-ton aid package, provided by the Tahya Misr Fund under the presidency, also covers such supplies as mattresses, disinfectants, face masks, and baby formula.

The move came hours after a Cairo-brokered cease-fire between the Hamas, which rules the Palestinian enclave, and Israelis put an end to 11 days of violent conflicts that have killed at least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, and 12 Israelis, including a five-year-old boy.

Days before the truce, Egypt announced it would allocate 500 million U.S. dollars to the reconstruction of Gaza. Enditem