UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Gulf States Boost Aid to Gaza

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are increasing aid to Gaza. Many civilians in Gaza have left Gaza City and its environs to head to the southern part of the Gaza Strip for safety. Israel encouraged the civilians to leave the north since mid-October after Hamas attacked Israel, causing the death of 1,200 people.

According to Arab News, the first Saudi aid convoy arrived in Gaza on Sunday. The aid included supplies for shelters and other humanitarian support. This initiative was undertaken under the direction of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia hosted an important Arab League meeting with Islamic countries to discuss Gaza. Iran and Syria’s presidents both participated. Saudi Arabia is playing a crucial role in stabilization and in seeking compromise.

The UAE has sent six planes carrying supplies and equipment to support the construction of a field hospital in Gaza. The UAE is establishing a 150-bed field hospital, and 64 planes have been sent to Gaza as part of this initiative. President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is supporting the comprehensive Emirati field hospital to be established in Gaza, as part of the ‘Gallant Knight 3’ humanitarian operation.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan arrived in Muscat, Oman, to co-chair the first meeting of the Saudi-Omani Coordination Council.

Bahrain also sent aid to Gaza in late October. Jordanian King Abdullah and Bahrain Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa met to discuss Gaza and humanitarian issues. They discussed intensifying Arab and Islamic efforts to stop the war and sustain the delivery of medical and relief aid.

In conclusion, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf countries are making significant contributions to aid Gaza, with a focus on establishing medical facilities, humanitarian support, and diplomatic efforts for stabilization.