Watch: UAE welcomes third group of Palestinian patients


The third batch of wounded Palestinian children and cancer patients have arrived in the UAE to receive medical treatment.

The plane, carrying the patients and their family members, departed from Egypt's Al-Arish International Airport and landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The group includes 93 children in urgent need of medical assistance, including those suffering from severe injuries and burns, as well as cancer patients who need extensive treatment.

They were flown in to Abu Dhabi, under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide medical treatment for 1,000 injured children and 1,000 cancer patients from the Gaza Strip, in the UAE's hospitals.

Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Health, said, “The third flight of the initiative, which reflects the UAE's unwavering and continuous support for the brotherly Palestinian people, aims to assist the most vulnerable groups and the deteriorating health sector in the Gaza Strip.”

She added that the UAE’s hospitals will provide all the injured and cancer patients with the highest quality of treatment, stressing that the support will continue to mitigate the dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza.

Since the outbreak of the crisis, the UAE's President has allocated a humanitarian aid package worth $20 million. Sheikh Mohamed also ordered the establishment of an integrated field hospital in the Gaza Strip as part of the 'Gallant Knight 3' operation.

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