Sheikh Hamdan shares tribute to Palestine on social media
The UAE Royals are showing their support to Palestinians in Gaza…
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a tribute to Palestine via his Instagram story (@faz3) on Sunday, October 22.
The photo was a picture of the Dome of the Rock mosque in the old city of Jerusalem with a waving Palestinian flag. The caption, translated from Arabic, read: “Palestine. Oh God, be their mercy and strength.”
Sheikh Hamdan’s post comes after H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire on Friday, October 20 at the GCC-Asean Summit, according to The National.
In a statement he said, “Today, as we assemble, our region faces a grave conflict and the toll and risks associated with it amplify daily, especially in humanitarian terms”.
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“We reiterate the call for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further escalation and its threat to regional peace. We emphasise the priority of preserving the lives of all civilians, providing protection for them, and opening humanitarian corridors for the unimpeded transportation of medical and relief aid to the Gaza Strip.”
Moreover, UAE leaders have directed millions worth of aid towards helping the Palestinian victims affected by the ongoing crisis.
UAE President Sheikh Mohamed sent Dhs73.5 million in humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people and H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai directed a further Dhs50 million.
The aid was sent through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
Last week, 68 tonnes worth of vital food supplies and aid was sent from the UAE to the Gaza Strip, as part of the Tarahum for Gaza campaign by the Emirates Red Crescent. UAE residents can donate at one of the drop-off centres, malls, and more.