Special report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts ¡¡
ABU DHABI, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Oman Charitable Organization (OCO) will start
operating flights of emergency aid to Palestinians who have been suffering from
Israeli military strikes, the English newspaper Oman Daily Observer reported on
OCO's move on Sunday is in line with the directive of Oman's Sultan Qaboos
bin Said to send relief aid to Palestinians in Gaza, according to the report.
The relief aid, which includes medicines, foodstuff, power generators for
hospitals and other requirements, will be airlifted from Omani capital of Muscat
to Egypt's Al Areesh Airport and will then be transported by land to Gaza.
On Saturday, Israel's ground troops entered the Hamas-ruled Gaza for the
second phase of its offensive on the militant group after eight days of
About 20 Palestinians, including militants and civilians, were killed
Saturday evening during Israel's ground invasion in Gaza, according to media
Israel's military action, aimed at retaliating for Hamas militants' rocket
attacks into Israel, has killed at least 460 Palestinians and wounded more than
2,300 others in the past week.