Turkish foundation sends aid to over 100,000 Syrians


Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) provided Ramadan food aid to 115,000 people in opposition-held areas in Syria, in cooperation with the King Salman Foundation, according to IHH media advisor in Syria, Selim Tosun, on Thursday.

IHH and Turkey's Gebze Cayirova Municipality also organized an iftar dinner in Syria's northwestern Azaz district on Thursday.

A total of 1,200 orphans and their families participated in the iftar.

Separately, IHH provided 35,000$ in aid money to 204 Palestinians who were recently wounded by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to IHH Gaza office's Mohamad ash-Shurafa.

Tension has mounted in the Palestinian territories since last December when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

On May 14, the U.S. relocated its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, drawing condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world and further inflaming passions in the Palestinian territories.

Since March 30, at least 118 Palestinians have been killed — and thousands more injured — by Israeli army gunfire in the eastern Gaza Strip.

*Omer Koparan from Syria's Azaz, Hacer Baser from Gaza contributed to this story.


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