Cuba sent six tons of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, following Israel’s latest devastating military offensive there, state daily Granma reported Thursday. The humanitarian aid, including medications, were delivered Wednesday by the charge d’affaires of the Cuban embassy in Cairo, Alexander Pellicer, to the first counselor of the Palestinian embassy, Basheer Abu Hatab, and to officials of the Egyptian Red Crescent, Granma said.
Abu Hatab thanked “Cuba’s noble gesture,” saying it will ” relieve the difficult situation in Gaza caused by the shortage of medicines and other medical supplies” at hospitals, many of which were bombarded by the Israeli military.
Cuba also said it was willing to receive Palestinians injured during the air, sea and land strikes. Cuban leader Raul Castro’s government strongly condemned the attacks. read more Cuba Si