November 18, 2012
Following the recent tragic events in the Gaza strip and in accordance with the spirit of solidarity driving all components of the Moroccan Nation towards the Palestinian people King Mohammed gave his orders to immediately set up a Moroccan field hospital in the Gaza strip .
The hospital will be composed of specialized medical units of the Royal Armed Forces, as well as Moroccan civilian physicians and paramedics.
The multidisciplinary medical-surgical hospital will be at the service of Palestinians and will reinforce existing medical capacities.
Through this humanitarian initiative, Morocco intends to contribute to easing the sufferings of a population that have become, for several days now, the victim of military attacks flatly denounced by the kingdom and the international community. The King ordered that this humanitarian initiative be implemented imminently and in coordination with Palestinian authorities.
Morocco as always, will take all measures to increase aid to support the Gaza Strip as Israeli air strikes on the coastal enclave is continuing. King Mohammed VI instructed to take the required and immediate measures to enhance the capabilities of Morocco’s military field hospital that will be set up in in Gaza.
The measures seek to aid in carrying out its humanitarian mission, provide the needed medical services to Palestinians in Gaza and support their steadfastness and alleviate their suffering in light of the difficult conditions facing them due to the Israeli aggression on the strip.
Since its deployment in different regions whether in Sub Saharan Africa, North Africa or in the Middle East , Moroccan medical teams at the field hospital have treated many patients and performed a great number of minor and major surgeries.
King Mohammed expressed his deep concerns over the serious repercussions of the Israeli aggression on Gaza and its impact on the region’s security and stability. The King stressed the need for regional and international efforts to face the dangers of Israel’s military escalation and spare the Palestinian people in the coastal enclave more suffering.
The international community expressed its appreciation for King Mohammed’s continuous efforts to support peace and achieve stability in the region. In the Security Council Morocco, on behalf of the Arab nations, reiterated its urgent call to put a stop to the Israeli aggression and targeting of civilians.
Once again, Morocco has shown a continuous commitment to respond to the innocent victims all over he world not only by issuing communiques denouncing aggressions against civilians but by deploying humanitarian aid in an effort to alleviate their suffering and setting up a humanitarian model in an attempt to encourage and to invite other countries to do the same.
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