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Ship carrying over 2,700 tons of humanitarian aid sails from Türkiye to Gaza

In a collaborative effort led by the Turkish Red Crescent, another ship carrying 2,737 tons of humanitarian aid departed from Türkiye’s southern Mersin province for war-torn Gaza strip on Thursday.

The supplies include food packages, water, flour, clothing, hygiene products, tents, sleeping bags, blankets, shelter materials, and medical supplies, among others.

In a ceremony before the goods left for Gaza, Turkish Red Crescent President Fatma Meric Yilmaz Türkiye said the aid will reach Egypt’s Al-Arish port, from where it will be loaded onto trucks for its intended destination.

Türkiye has been working to support Palestine, and so far had sent supplies in 12 planes and six ships.

Israel launched a military offensive on the Gaza Strip after the Oct. 7 Hamas offensive. It has killed more than 30,800 people in response to the incursion that is said to have claimed 1,200 lives. The war has also led to mass displacement, destruction and food shortages in the besieged enclave.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which, in an interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.