FM Ben-Ami: Israel continues to transfer humanitarian aid to PA

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
October 14, 2000

Acting Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami instructed all relevant authorities in Israel that all humanitarian assistance, including medical equipment and food, be transferred to the Palestinian Authority without delay, with Israeli assistance.

In his meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Foreign Minister assured him that Israel has not withheld, nor will it in the future withhold any humanitarian aid from the Palestinians – this, in accordance with Israel’s long-standing policy and independent of any decision to convene a summit meeting this coming week.