| 20 June 2024, Thursday |

Gaza mission: Third Saudi relief plane lands in Egypt

A third Saudi relief plane carrying aid from the Kingdom for Gaza arrived at El-Arish International Airport in Egypt on Saturday. The aid was dispatched from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The plane transported 35 tons of materials, including food and shelter, as part of the Saudi campaign to assist the people of Gaza.

This initiative was launched by order of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in alignment with the Kingdom’s longstanding commitment to supporting the Palestinian people during times of crisis.

The first and second Saudi relief planes, each carrying 35 tons of aid, arrived in Egypt on Thursday and Friday, respectively.


Last week, a team from Saudi aid agency KSrelief held talks with Osama Nugali, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, to explore ways to transport shelter materials, food baskets and medical supplies through the Rafah Crossing to assist Gaza.

KSrelief Supervisor-General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that the Saudi airlift campaign will continue over the coming days, and the center is considering launching a sealift to ensure speed of delivery.

Al-Rabeeah highlighted the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom in crisis-hit countries worldwide. He added that Saudi Arabia’s aid to Gaza reflects the depth of relations and strong ties between the Kingdom and Palestine.

KSrelief, in line with the directives of the king and crown prince, also launched a national fundraising campaign on the Sahem platform to provide assistance to Palestinians in Gaza.

The Sahem platform by Saturday had been accessed by more than 668,000 people, who donated over SR458 million ($123 million) to the campaign.

Contributions can be made on Sahem’s website at

Donors can also transfer funds directly to the campaign’s Al-Rajhi Bank account or download the Sahem application on mobile devices from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.


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