UAE Commits $15 Million in Aid for Relief Efforts in Jenin
The UAE has made a commitment to provide $15 million in aid to support United Nations humanitarian operations in the West Bank city of Jenin, following a period of intense violence. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
UAE Pledges $15 Million in Aid for UN Humanitarian Operations in Jenin
announced that the funds would be allocated to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency in the Near East (UNRWA), according to state news agency Wam. President Sheikh Mohamed issued the directive for the financial assistance, which will be used to provide urgent aid to Palestinian families affected by the sustained Israeli attacks, with a focus on the city of Jenin.
UAE Demonstrates Commitment to UN Agency with $15 Million Aid Pledge
In a phone call with Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner General of UNRWA, Sheikh Abdullah underscored the UAE's unwavering support for the vital work carried out by the UN agency. He commended the organization for its efforts in improving the living conditions of Palestinian refugees and expressed gratitude for the dedication of UNRWA staff in Jenin and its refugee camp. The $15 million aid pledge reaffirms the UAE's commitment to assisting the UN agency in its humanitarian endeavors.
Conclusion of Israeli Military Operation in Jenin Amidst Rising Casualties
Following a two-day large-scale military operation in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army declared its conclusion after a devastating toll of 12 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier killed. The operation specifically targeted the city of Jenin, known as a stronghold for various armed Palestinian groups, involving the deployment of hundreds of troops, drone strikes, and armored bulldozers. The extensive incursion left the crowded refugee camp in Jenin heavily damaged, displacing around 3,000 residents.
UAE Urges International Cooperation for Peace and Ceasefire in the Region
Sheikh Abdullah emphasized the urgent need for the international community to come together and work towards achieving peace in the region while preventing further violations of ceasefire agreements. The UAE reaffirmed its support for all regional and international efforts in this regard. Sheikh Abdullah also called for an end to actions that hinder the realization of a two-state solution, advocating for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, based on the borders of 1967.