Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip, citing Gaza situation

The border had been opened briefly to allow aid through. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via Reuters)
Updated 02 August 2018
0

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip, citing Gaza situation

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a trip to Colombia
  • Tensions have been high in recent weeks along the border between Israel and Gaza

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a trip to Colombia planned for next week due to the situation around the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official said on Thursday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not give further details. Netanyahu was due to travel to the Latin American country from Aug. 6-9.
Tensions have been high in recent weeks along the border between Israel and Gaza, an Islamist-controlled Palestinian territory.


Relief trucks sent to Yemen’s storm-affected areas

The effort aims to alleviate the suffering of hundreds of Yemeni families affected by the tropical storm. (SPA)
Updated 17 min 24 sec ago
0

Relief trucks sent to Yemen’s storm-affected areas

  • The convoy carried 75 tons of basic foodstuffs to help the victims of the storm “Laban.”

JEDDAH: King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) sent three trucks loaded with supplies to Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governate through the Al-Wadiah border crossing. 

The convoy carried 75 tons of basic foodstuffs to help the victims of the storm “Laban.”

This assistance comes as part of the 286 projects in various fields provided by KSRelief equally to all the Yemeni provinces.

It aims to alleviate the suffering of hundreds of Yemeni families affected by the tropical storm. The storm hit on Sunday the coastal parts of Al-Mahrah causing heavy rainfalls accompanied by strong winds.  The city of Al-Ghaydah suffered the most from these conditions that caused widespread damage that affected the services and roads networks in addition to hundreds of houses.