PUTRAJAYA, Dec 6 — The shipment of Malaysia’s third humanitarian aid for Palestine is expected to take place on December 18, involving 60 tonnes of various types of goods, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The shipment of the aid, coordinated by Wisma Putra, must be done as the Palestinians urgently require the goods.
“We hope the caring attitude of Malaysians will continue to persist because we see the Israeli aggression on the southern Gaza Strip is becoming more and more painful.
“The Zionist forces are still carrying out the aggression, and we cannot just stand by. We need to continue providing continuous assistance to the Palestinian people, especially those in Gaza who are under constant pressure from Israel,” he said.
Zahid was speaking to the press after witnessing the donations’ presentation, RM621,954 by Wanita Umno and RM200,000 by Syarikat 99 Speedmart Sdn Bhd, for the Humanitarian Trust Fund for the People of Palestine (AAKRP) today.
Malaysia, through the humanitarian mission dubbed Ops Ihsan, has been delivering aid to Gaza, with the first shipment consisting of 20 tonnes of medical supplies, baby items, and food, arrived in Gaza on November 10, while the second shipment of 16 tonnes of aid reached Egypt on November 11.
He also urged the public to continue contributing to the Palestinian people through government-provided platforms to prevent leakages.
“The Foreign Affairs Ministry does the coordination, and it is better (to use government platforms) if we are concerned about leakage if the distribution of the aid is given to individuals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) pretending to help the Palestinians,” Zahid said.