Pakistan dispatches aid to Gaza via Egypt as Israel's rampage continues.

ISLAMABD -- Pakistan Thursday dispatched the first consignment carrying relief assistance to Gaza as Israel's indiscriminate bombardment continues on the Hamas-ruled strip, killing thousands and displacing millions.

The relief assistance, carrying one thousand winter tents, four thousand blankets, and three tonnes of medicines, will reach Palestine via Egypt in a chartered aircraft, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Israel's unabated airstrikes on Gaza have claimed nearly 3,500 lives while thousands of others are injured. Entire city blocks have been levelled, water, food, and power have been cut off, and over one million people have been displaced.

Hamas's October 7 attack on Israel has claimed more than 1,400 lives - and the conflict has set off a wave of fury across the Middle East against Israel and its Western allies.

At the media briefing today, FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Pakistan remains deeply concerned about the situation of "our Palestinian brothers and sisters" in Gaza.

'We strongly condemn the Israeli aggression and blockade, particularly the recent attack on a Gaza hospital. Israel's actions violate international humanitarian and human rights law,' she added.

The FO spokesperson further said deliberate attacks against civilian targets constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

'We call for an immediate ceasefire; an end to the siege of Gaza; and the facilitation of...

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