Egypt sends 130 truckloads of aid to Gaza

Days before the truce, Egypt announced it would allocate $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza.
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Palestinians flee their homes after overnight Israeli heavy missile strikes on their neighborhoods in the outskirts of Gaza City, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) KHALIL HAMRA AP

Cairo, May 23 : Egypt has sent 130 truckloads of aid supplies, including foodstuffs, medicines, clothes and household essentials to the bordering Gaza Strip, after an 11-day bloodshed came to a halt in the besieged enclave, the government in Cairo said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the government said that the 2,500-tonne aid package, provided by the Tahya Misr Fund under the presidency, also covers such supplies as mattresses, disinfectants, face masks, and baby formula, reports Xinhua news agency.

The move came hours after a Cairo-brokered ceasefire between the Hamas, which rules the Palestinian enclave, and Israelis agreed to end the 11-days violent conflict that killed at least 232 Palestinians and 12 Israelis.

Days before the truce, Egypt announced it would allocate $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza.

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