Iran Sending More Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians

Published December 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran will send some 30 tons of medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, the official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday. 

The shipment, the fourth of its kind from the Islamic republic since the latest Palestinian uprising or Intifada against Israel, will arrive in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Thursday, it said. 

Iran is also currently providing medical care for 14 Palestinians between the ages of 12 and 20 who were wounded in the latest uprising, which has left more than 340 people dead since late September. 

Iran does not recognize the state of Israel and has welcomed the Intifada. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called Israel a "cancerous tumour (which) must be ripped from the region" -- TEHRAN (AFP)  




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