| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Saudi Arabia sends 326 aid trucks to Gazans

A total of 326 trucks as part of Saudi aid convoys will gradually move to the Rafah border in Egypt and then to the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser to the Royal Court and supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), was in Egypt on Wednesday to launch the aid through the Rafah crossing for delivery to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

He inspected warehouses, examined the operation of the Saudi aid trucks and oversaw cooperation with the authorities responsible for delivering the aid to the enclave.

Al-Rabeeah explained during a press conference that the Saudi relief aid included food, shelter, and medical supplies, as well as ambulances transported through both the air and sea relief bridges.

He added that the Saudi National Campaign was launched to support the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip through the Sahem platform, in line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

He noted that the total number of relief flights organized by the center has reached 15, with the first ship carrying a payload of 1,050 tons.

The second ship is set to sail next Saturday, while the third will sail the following Tuesday, Al-Rabeeah added.

He also thanked the Egyptian government for facilitating the reception of the Saudi air and sea bridges and transporting the aid to Gaza.


  • Asharq Al-Awsat