Morocco’s King orders deployment of humanitarian aid destined to the Palestinian population of Gaza, Al Quds

Morocco, at the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, is dispatching a humanitarian aid destined to the Palestinian population in Gaza and the Holy City of Al Quds.

including over 40 tons of foodstuffs and basic products, to the Palestinian population in Gaza and the Holy City of Al Quds.

The humanitarian assistance, which coincides with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, includes over 40 tons of foodstuffs and basic products. It aims to alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinian population, notably the most vulnerable layers of the society, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement released this Tuesday.

Besides the institutional aid, deployed notably through the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the King has personally funded a large part of the dispatched aid, particularly the aid delivered to babies and young children, the statement said.

The ministry pointed out that since the outbreak of armed hostilities more than five months ago, Morocco is the first country to dispatch, through this unprecedented land route, its humanitarian aid which will be delivered directly to recipient populations.

The dispatching of the Moroccan assistance to Gaza by land is viewed as a humanitarian breakthrough, Morocco being the first country to do so since the outbreak of armed hostilities.

Until now, aid destined for the population of Gaza either went through Egypt, via the Rafah crossing, or was airdropped from aircraft. The latter option entails several risks, including the destruction of the airdropped foodstuffs or the falling of cargoes on the population, which may kill or injure some people.

Actually, conveying the assistance by land shows that the King, Chairman of Al Quds Committee, has achieved what great powers have not been able to obtain, as the land route was opened to King Mohammed VI thanks to his weight and position on the international scene, his aura, his moral authority, and his credibility.

Moreover, King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, has instructed the Rabat-based Bayt Mal Al Quds Agency to provide a humanitarian aid to the populations of this Holy City. Thus, 2,000 food baskets will be distributed to 2,000 households in Al Quds, and 1,000 meals will be served daily for Palestinians in the City. The aid also provides for setting up an emergency coordination room in the Jerusalem Hospital.

This large-scale humanitarian operation for the Palestinian population confirms the effective commitment and continued solicitude of King Mohammed VI for the Palestinian cause, the statement added.

Morocco’s humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population in Gaza and Al Quds is part of a long tradition of active and concrete solidarity with Palestine. It reflects the King’s bold role, constant commitment, and long-standing support for the Palestinian Cause, confirms that Moroccan solidarity is not dictated by circumstances or conjuncture, but is steady and continuous; and evidences, if need be, that the Kingdom’s positions towards the Palestinian Cause are clear, unshakable, and irreversible.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said at a recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that the atrocities in Gaza “clearly reveal that we are in the presence of an unprecedented catastrophic humanitarian situation.”

“This situation challenges the human conscience of the world and the international community about the nature of the international norms of human values in the light of which the tragedy of the brotherly Palestinian people is dealt with,” he added.

Morocco backs a two-state solution with Al Quds as a capital of a viable Palestinian state in line with 1967 borders.


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