The United Arab Emirates is setting up a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, the country’s state-run news agency announced on Monday, APA reports citing The Times of Israel.
Emirati ruler Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed ordered the establishment of the hospital, part of its ‘Gallant Knight 3’ humanitarian initiative, according to the WAM news outlet.
Five cargo planes took off from Abu Dhabi to Al-Arish in Egypt, where the equipment will be unloaded before being driven into the Gaza Strip.
The hospital will have 150 beds and will have general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, and gynecology units for adults and children. It will also have dentistry, psychiatry, family medicine and internal medicine clinics.
“The initiative reflects the UAE’s historic stance of support and solidarity with the Palestinian people, particularly in light of the challenging circumstances currently being faced,” said the state-run agency.