Gulf Air donates ambulance to Palestinian cause
Manama, January 17, 2009
Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has donated an ambulance to help thousands of unfortunate Palestinians, who are in need of urgent medical aid following the recent conflict in Gaza.
In a function held today at the ministry of information, Gulf Air deputy chief executive officer Ismail Karimi handed over the keys of the ambulance to the secretary general of the Royal Charity Organization Dr Mustapha Sayyed Al Ameen.
“Gulf Air shares the sufferings and anguish of the unfortunate victims of the conflict,” said Karimi.
'As the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain we reflect the sentiments of the people of the Kingdom and this donation is a small way to extend our help and support to the suffering Palestinians.'
'We have also flown three doctors from the Bahrain Medical Society to Gaza via Cairo to provide immediate medical assistance to Palestinians,' he added.
The ambulance, which is worth BD 40,000 ($106,099), is fully equipped with all first-aid and other essential supplies. It will be flown to Gaza in co-operation with Royal Charity Organization soon.
In addition, the employees of Gulf Air have launched a donation drive to collect essential supplies such as winter clothing, baby food, etc, which are being sent to Gaza.-TradeArabia News Service