Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza yesterday announced the arrival of the first batch of medicines donated by the Japanese government in Gaza Strip, Quds Net News reported.

In a press conference, Director of the International Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Health Ashraf Abu-Mhadi said: “Japan has several contributions in supporting healthcare sector the latest of which was opening the centre for the early detection of breast cancer, equipping Al-Shifa Hospital and managing the disposal of medical solid waste.”

Abu-Mhadi thanked the Japanese embassy and the Japanese institution for helping Palestinians in Gaza, reiterating the “deep” relationship between the Palestinian and Japanese people.

He noted that Japan is to fund a new programme related to the rehabilitation and support for Palestinians wounded during the “Great March of Return”.

“Gaza and Japan enjoy the same spirit of persistence on rebuilding everything from the ash and facing all the challenges without surrender,” the representative for the Japanese embassy said.

– Middle East Monitor