German Military Plane Leaves for Gaza to Collect Wounded
A German air force plane left Bonn Tuesday for the Gaza strip to bring some 50 wounded Palestinians back to Germany for medical treatment, a spokesman said at the military airport in Bonn.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was in the Middle East at the end of October and had promised Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to bring the Palestinians to Germany.
Six German military doctors have been in the Gaza strip since Friday to help get the wounded ready for the flight.
Some 182 people, most of them Palestinians, have been killed in a tide of violence triggered by a September 28 visit by Israeli hardline opposition leader Ariel Sharon to a Jerusalem holy place that is at the heart of the decades old Israeli-Arab conflict -- BONN (AFP)
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