Israel allows more materials into Gaza for Turkish hospital
GAZA – Anatolia News Agency
15 trucks entered Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom border crossing without encountering any obstacles. AA photoTrucks carrying technical equipment and materials for the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency’s (TİKA) Palestine-Turkey Friendship Hospital have arrived in Gaza.
Memduh Burno, an official responsible for the project, said 15 trucks entered Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom border crossing without encountering any obstacles. A special permit was given for the entrance of materials, and rough construction has been finished, according to Burno.
The hospital will be the largest hospital in the West Bank and Gaza with a 150-bed capacity. The hospital’s inauguration is expected to bring Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Gaza Strip.
Israel first authorized Turkish trucks to enter Gaza with materials for the hospital in February.