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Netherlands gives half a million euro to help Gaza

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Source: Nu.nl

Translated by: Soufyan Bouharat

The Red Cross of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs received half a million euros to help the residents of the Gaza Strip. The Dutch Red Cross adds from its own funds 30,000 euro, the charity said last Friday (25 july). The money will be used for the purchase of medicines and medical equipment for hospitals and social workers in the Palestinian territory and Israel. Also will the money be used for household items and to repair ambulances.

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Maldives to boycott Israeli products

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Source: http://www.sun.mv/english/23670

Government has said today that three agreements between Maldives and the State of Israel have been dissolved and that discussions are ongoing to prohibit the import of Israeli products to Maldives.

Speaking at a press conference today, Minister at the President’s Office Mohamed Hussain Shareef said that Israeli goods consists of a small percentage of imports to the Maldives and that Maldives will reject investors from Israel in the future.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon said at the press conference today that three agreements signed with the Israeli government during former president Mohamed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) administration have now been dissolved.

She also noted the international condemnation of recent Israeli aggression in Gaza and the increase in calls for a boycott of Israeli products by a number of other countries.