A Tunisian military plane arrived at Tunis-Carthage international airport on Sunday evening, carrying 29 wounded Palestinians, victims of the Israeli war on Gaza, from the Egyptian airport of Al-Arish.
Mustapha Ferjani, Minister Advisor to President Kaïs Saïed, told local media while receiving the wounded at the airport that Tunisia “received a military plane carrying 29 wounded Palestinians and 10 of their companions”.
Ferjani said that the reception of the wounded was “part of the implementation of President Saïed’s instructions to receive the wounded Palestinians who are suffering from the aggression and war waged by Israel”.
“We are happy to receive the first group of wounded, Tunisia is their country, and we stand in solidarity in word and deed with Palestine,” the advisor added.
Ferjani stressed that “there has been a great deal of coordination between the Tunisian and Egyptian parties and the Palestinian Red Crescent, to prepare this group of wounded to receive medical care in Tunisia in public hospitals and private clinics”.
He explained that there is a “committee in charge of closely monitoring the condition of the wounded and their medical care needs until they recover”.
“Coordination is continuing with the Egyptian authorities and the Tunisian and Palestinian Red Crescents, to receive a greater number of wounded Palestinians in Tunisia”, Ferjani explained.
President Kaïs Saïed announced on Thursday that “the Palestinian brothers (patients) will be received in public and private hospital institutions, which have expressed their readiness to participate in the fulfillment of this sacred duty, in the same way as pharmacists and doctors”.