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“We have received huge amount of financial assistance. The Bangladesh government has helped us open two bank accounts. Besides, money have been received through mobile banking. We will send this assistance to Gaza. However, how much money was received hasn’t been counted as yet and the assistance continues to come.

Addressing the programme, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, “Bangladesh is a tested friend of Palestine. We have been beside them since 1972 and we don’t recognise Israel as a state.”

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to give $50,000 as humanitarian assistance to Palestine, he added.

Donated by Beacon Pharmaceuticals, medicines worth Tk 4 million (40 lakh) were presented to the people of Palestine at the programme. The medicines will be provided to the Palestinian families affected by the recent Israeli attacks.

Ambassador Yousef SY Ramadan thanked Bangladesh for the assistance.

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