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Venezuela sends second shipment of humanitarian aid to Palestinian Territories

The government of Venezuela sent a second shipment of aid to the Palestinian people in order to contribute in fighting the health crisis in the area that is a result of recent Israeli attacks.

The humanitarian aid packaged included 84 tons of food, medicine, blankets and other items were sent from Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, located in the state of Vargas.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said that “the United Nations is in charge of medical personnel and despite the fact that it has not been done yet, the sending of Venezuelan doctors of Arabic background who wish to help could be coordinated.”

“We are going to monitor the status of the Palestinian people.  All of humanity should monitor the situation in the Palestinian territories.  These people have suffered 60 years of abuse and crimes,” said Maduro.

The Foreign Minister noted that “what happened in the Gaza Strip in a reflection of 60 years of suffering for the Palestinian people, so our government will continue to pay attention in international organizations and in every process that has begun to negotiate a stable peace.  We will follow negotiations to return land and the right to a free, sovereign, whole and peaceful state to the Palestinian people.”

Minister Maduro assured that Venezuela will continue to “have firm, clear positions in the face of blackmail that some sectors of the domestic right-wing and the international right-wing are trying to engage in worldwide.”

Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV), Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / January 21, 2009

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