Qatar sends medicine for Israeli hostages in the Gaza Strip

Following an agreement brokered by Qatar between Israel and the Palestinian militant organisation Hamas, the Israeli hostages in the Gaza Strip will receive medication.

In addition, aid supplies for civilians will be brought to the sealed-off coastal strip, the Qatari Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu said the medicines purchased in France will initially to be flown to Egypt on board two Qatari military aircraft on Wednesday.

While from there they would be transported to the Gaza Strip.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu conveys his appreciation to all those who have assisted in the endeavor,” said Netanyahu’s office in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Around 240 people were abducted from the Gaza Strip during the attack and massacre by the Islamist Hamas and other Palestinian organisations on Israel on October 7 2023.

Currently, 136 people are still being held in the coastal strip.

Israel assumes that around two dozen of them were no longer alive, some have been killed in Israeli bombardments and some have been shot by Israeli soldiers during rescue attempts. (dpa/NAN)