Turkish aid: 61 Patients from Gaza brought to Turkiye for treatment amid ongoing Israeli attacks

2023-11-20 17:00:00 | Last Update : 2023-11-20 17:43:11

61 patients, 49 companions from Gaza arrive in Turkiye for treatment by plane belonging to Turkish Ministry of National Defense

Turkish aid: 61 Patients from Gaza brought to Turkiye for treatment amid ongoing Israeli attacks
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Another 61 patients and 49 companions who were transferred to Egypt from Gaza, where Israeli attacks continue, were brought to Turkiye for treatment by a plane belonging to the Ministry of National Defense.

The A400M aircraft of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense took off from Egypt's El Arish Airport and landed at Etimesgut Military Airport at 3:10 p.m. with 61 patients, 49 companions, and 10 medical personnel.

The 61 patients on board are being transferred to Bilkent and Etlik city hospitals by ambulances waiting at the airport.

On Thursday last week, 27 patients and 13 companions from Gaza were brought to Turkiye by planes belonging to the Presidency and the Ministry of National Defense, and the patients were taken under treatment at Bilkent City Hospital.

Turkiye's Defense Ministry also allocated another plane to evacuate a total of 109 Gaza patients who are set to receive treatment in Turkiye. The aircraft, which departed from the central province of Kayseri, carried 10 medical personnel onboard.


Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of Oct. 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 13,000 people, including 5,000 children, and 3,500 women. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

The administration said the number of missing persons crossed 6,000, with most of them suspected of lying under the rubble of the fallen buildings.

It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 52 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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