Sunday, May 25, 2008

Israel sends planeload of aid to China for earthquake relief

May 25, 2008 08:07

JERUSALEM - Israel is sending disaster relief to China.Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel says a plane is on the way to southern China carrying clothing, medical supplies, generators and tents for victims of the May 12 earthquake.Mekel estimated the shipment was worth US$1.5 million and said it was due to arrive in China later today.According to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, "This is the minimum that the State of Israel can do in order to express the friendship between Israel and the Chinese people."The earthquake has left at least 62,664 people dead and an estimated five million homeless. (Metronews)


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