Faisal Edhi, chairman of Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation, has requested for visa facility from Palestinian Embassy in Pakistan. He has announced to serve in Palestine. He said he wants to be physically present in Gaza to help the people of war stricken Palestine.
The Pakistani philanthropist said on Monday, “We want to take part in the relief work in Palestine with Edhi Foundation. Five people, including [me and] my son Saad Edhi will be going to Palestine.”
Officials of the Edhi Foundation met with the Palestine envoy in Islamabad. Palestinian authorities declared that their country severely needs medical assistance.
Faisal Edhi said that the foundation has allocated a budget of “Rs. 25-30 million” for the aid work in Palestine.
Faisal Edhi has previously been in the limelight when he announced ambulances for COVID hit India.
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He has been carrying forward the legacy of Late Abdul Sattar Edhi who founded Pakistan’s biggest philanthropic organization.
The foundation runs one of the biggest fleets of ambulances and dozens of clinics and orphanages in Pakistan.
According to the UN aid agency, more than 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced by Israeli airstrikes that have destroyed or badly damaged nearly 450 buildings in the Gaza Strip.
Israel continued its barrage of Gaza overnight, setting the dark sky ablaze over the crowded, coastal enclave as multiple strikes crashed into buildings in Gaza City shortly after midnight, AFP journalists said.
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Israeli fire has cratered roads and battered crucial infrastructure, causing blackouts and leading the electricity authority Monday to warn it only had enough fuel left to provide power for another two to three days.
2,500 Palestinians have lost their homes in the bombardments.
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The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is an ongoing violent struggle between Israelis and Palestinians. Various attempts have been made to resolve the conflict as part of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. It has been referred to as the world’s “most intractable conflict”, with the ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip reaching 54 years.