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Israel-Hamas conflict: Amid call for ceasefire Sri Lanka sets up fund to help Gaza children

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Israel-Hamas conflict: Even Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced the resignation of his government which rules parts of the occupied West Bank and Israel proposes evacuation plan amid Netanyahu’s vow to push into far-south Gaza, humanitarian aid and support is pouring in for the people of Palestine from various quarters.

Sri Lanka has called for a ceasefire in Israel-Hamas conflict while advocating for a Palestine state. President Wickremesinghe, while highlighting the need to ensure the security of Israel maintained that the Sri Lankan government has approved to  contribute USD 1 million to a fund set up by it to help children in war-torn Gaza who are affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict.

According to the information released from President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office, all ministries and government institutions have been directed to forego Ifthar celebrations during the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to contribute to the Children of Gaza Fund.

The government will also donate USD 1 million in aid for the affected children. The aid will be distributed through official UN agencies.

The Israel-Hamas war began after the Palestine-based militants stormed across Israel on Oct 7, killing 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and taking about 250 others hostage.

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, nearly 30,000 Palestinians have been killed so far in attacks carried out by Israel. The ministry does not distinguish in its count between fighters and non-combatants. Israel claims it has killed 10,000 Hamas militants.

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