World Bulletin/News Desk
A Turkish charity on Sunday – in cooperation with a Palestinian NGO - distributed winter clothes to underprivileged families in the Gaza Strip and others who were affected by last year's devastating Israeli onslaught.
Ahmed al-Najjar, who heads the Peace, Solidarity and Relief Society NGO in the Gaza Strip, said that his organization collaborated with the Turkish Aziz Mahmud Hudayi charity to distribute the winter aid.
The number of families that have benefited from this three-phase program so far is 850, with the first phase costing $50,000, al-Najjar said.
He added that an additional 1,000 families would benefit from the program by the completion of the other two phases.
Alia Abu Zaid, one of the beneficiaries, told The Anadolu Agency that the aid "has eased some of her burden."
"My husband is unemployed, and I received clothes for my youngest son; now he is happy and warm," Abu Zaid, a mother of nine, said.
Palestinian resistance factions signed a cease-fire deal with Israel on Aug. 26, ending a 51-day Israeli military onslaught on the Gaza Strip in July and August.
The Israeli offensive left more than 2,160 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and some 11,000 injured.
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