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KUALA LUMPUR: A man views a fleet of Malaysia Airline planes on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. The head of one of the world’s top air crash investigation agencies says not enough is being done to adopt already available technologies that can help prevent another plane with hundreds of passengers from simply disappearing like MH370. — AP
KUALA LUMPUR: A man views a fleet of Malaysia Airline planes on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. The head of one of the world’s top air crash investigation agencies says not enough is being done to adopt already available technologies that can help prevent another plane with hundreds of passengers from simply disappearing like MH370. — AP

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NEW YORK: Kuwait renewed its call for the international community to put an end to the brutal assault carried out by the Zionist occupation forces against the Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip. This call came from Ali Behbahani—diplomatic attaché at the Kuwaiti permanent delegation to the United Nations headquarters in New York—at the UNGA meeting on urgent humanitarian assistance held late Monday.

Behbahani said that crises caused by armed conflicts and natural disasters had resulted in great suffering, requiring urgent relief aid and assistance. In this regard, the occupation’s brutal assault on the Gaza Strip is threatening relief aid operations and UN staff tasked with this humane mission, he said. Behbahani affirmed that Kuwait was heavily involved in humanitarian aid and relief missions worldwide, providing assistance in this regard to those affected by wars and natural disasters.

Diplomatic attache at Kuwaiti permanent delegation to the UN
Diplomatic attache at Kuwaiti permanent delegation to the UN

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti diplomat had mentioned the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), in which he said that the fund had provided loans, grants, and technical assistance to all those who were eager to seek development and progress. The Kuwaiti diplomat also touched on Kuwait’s charitable efforts, noting that the GCC country was among the chief contributors to regional and international relief aid efforts, making sure that urgent assistance would swiftly reach those in need.

On UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres invoking Article 99 of the UN Charter, Behbahani said that the disastrous situation in the Gaza Strip required the UNSC to impose an immediate ceasefire in the war-torn region. It is imperative for the world to put an end to the Zionist occupation’s bloodlust actions against the Palestinian people to ensure peace in the Middle East and the world.

Absolute ‘racism’

The West’s position on the ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip shows absolute “racism,” said the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. In statements to reporters after casting his vote in the presidential elections in Egypt, AboulGheit stressed that the West revealed its “ugly face” by supporting the occupation aggression against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. He pointed to the position of some Western countries rejecting the UN Security Council resolution to stop the war on Gaza by using the vetoes.

On the other hand, Aboul-Gheit hailed the election process in Egypt, saying that it is a message addressed to the international community, especially in light of the circumstances that the Arab region is going through, that there is stability in an open society that is determined to continue achieving development in its country.

Kuwait’s 39th Gaza relief

In another development, the 39th Kuwait Gaza humanitarian aid airplane took off on Tuesday to Egypt’s Al-Arish airport carrying 40 tons of various supplies, including four ambulances, food supplies, and blankets. Director of Public Relations and Media Department at Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), Khaled Al-Zaid, said in a statement to KUNA that the society’s objective has always been to aid those in need, especially the people in Gaza.

Al-Zaid reminded people to donate through the society’s website to help aid people in Gaza. He added that the KRCS would continue to send humanitarian aid to meet the needs of people in Gaza as well as to support them against the occupation forces’ continuous bombardment. He praised the cooperation of both the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing all the necessary aircraft and making this procedure run successfully in solidarity with the people of Gaza. — KUNA

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