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Riyadh's relief plane departs for Gaza, aiding affected population in Egypt.

On November 9, 2023, Riyadh witnessed the departure of the inaugural Saudi relief plane from King Khalid International Airport to El Arish International Airport in Egypt, en route to providing aid to the affected populace in the Gaza Strip. Carrying a substantial load of relief and shelter items weighing 35 tons, the initiative is part of a Saudi campaign directed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, aiming to assist the Palestinian people in Gaza.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), underscored the humanitarian significance of this assistance, highlighting the profound commitment of the Saudi government, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, to extend aid to nations in need. Dr. Al Rabeeah emphasized the ongoing nature of this airlift, with considerations for a potential sealift to expedite deliveries.

This act, according to Dr. Al Rabeeah, underscores the Kingdom's humane values and its earnest dedication to supporting other countries, showcasing the depth of fraternal relations and robust connections between Saudi Arabia and Palestine. The Supervisor General commended the continual efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince in providing assistance to brotherly and friendly nations during times of crises.

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