Island donates £120,000 to Gaza aid groups

Israeli tanks fire shells toward targets in the Gaza Strip - 2 August 2014 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Health officials in Gaza say 1,800 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and more than 9,000 injured since the conflict began nearly four weeks ago

Jersey is giving £120,000 in aid to people affected by the violence in Gaza.

Since 7 July, violence in the occupied Palestinian territory has killed hundreds and injured thousands.

The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission has approved £30,000 to each of the four charities; Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, Unicef and Oxfam.

The money will buy supplies for surgeries and supplies for follow-up treatment in emergency situations.

Describing the situation as an "extreme emergency", Christian Aid said £30,000 could provide 2,475 patients and 275 surgeries with medication and supplies.

The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission is a branch of the States of Jersey government.

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