Palestinian officials hail UAE humanitarian aid

According to its annual report, the HAI provided $8 million in humanitarian and development aid for poor Palestinians in 2013 in coordination with Palestinian agencies.



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Published: Sun 18 May 2014, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:38 PM

Senior Palestinian officials have greeted the UAE for providing continuous humanitarian aid for underprivileged Palestinians who, they said, rely on Arabs and Muslims in their struggle for freedom and independence.

Sultan Abu al-Einein, former advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, hailed the UAE’s assistance to Palestinians as a continuation by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the humanitarian legacy of the nation’s founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Abu al-Einein, in his speech on Thursday at a celebration to mark the launch of the annual report of Human Appeal International UAE (HAI), thanked UAE charities and humanitarian agencies for their ongoing operations in Palestinian territories. He emphasised the launch of the report as Palestinians mark Al Nakba Day (the ‘catastrophe’ of Palestinian forced exodus during 1948) shows that Arab and Islamic presence, the UAE’s presence in particular, is what Palestine relies on as it struggles to obtain independence and achieve freedom.”

According to its annual report, the HAI provided $8 million in humanitarian and development aid for poor Palestinians in 2013 in coordination with Palestinian agencies. Palestinian Social Affairs Minister Kamal Sharafi described their partnerships with the HAI and other UAE agencies as exceptional and reflect strong Arab and Islamic bonds.


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