x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

UAE promise to families of killed Gaza paramedics

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, has pledged support to the families of two Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics who died on duty in Gaza.

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, has pledged support to the families of two Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics who died on duty in Gaza.

Sheikha Fatima, widow of the founding President Sheikh Zayed, has instructed the Emirates Red Crescent to check on the well-being of the Palestinian families and provide them with any support needed, the state news agency Wam reported.

Ayed Al Burie, 28, was killed when the Israelis shelled the ambulance in which he was helping to move injured people in Beit Hanoun on July 25.

Mr Al Burie leaves a wife, a one-year-old daughter and a three-month-old son.

Mohammed Al Abadla, 32, bled to death after being shot in Al Qarara, Khan Younis, while trying to move a disabled person to safety.

He was the father of a one-year-old boy.

Meanwhile, the UAE has continued to send aid to the Palestinians through the Rafah crossing in Egypt, and by air from Jordan.

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