Queen Rania and King Abdullah give blood for Gazans

Jordan's Queen Rania donates blood for Palestinians of the Gaza strip, in Amman December 30, 2008. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.

Jordan's Queen Rania donates blood for Palestinians of the Gaza strip, in Amman December 30, 2008.

AFP – December 30, 2008.

Amman – Jordan’s Queen Rania donated blood on Tuesday for Palestinians in the battered Gaza Strip, where more than 350 people have been killed in a deadly four-day Israeli aerial bombardment.

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“Queen Rania visited the Al-Hussein Medical Centre today (Tuesday) to take part in a nationwide campaign to donate blood and support the citizens of Gaza,” her office said in a statement.

In an article published in local newspapers, Rania, herself of Palestinian origin, also called on Jordanians to help ease the suffering.

“To be limited to expressing sympathies with the people of Gaza is shameful because they don’t need to be felt sorry for, they need us to act and help, and I know that we can do more,” wrote the queen.

Her husband King Abdullah II donated blood on Monday at the same military-run hospital and ordered the army’s medical services to establish a field hospital in Gaza.

Since Israel unleashed its massive aerial attack on Saturday following persistent rocket fire from Gaza, at least 363 Palestinians, including 39 children, have been killed and 1 720 wounded, according to Gaza medics.

A handout picture from the Jordanian Royal Palace shows Jordan�s King Abdullah II (R) donating blood to be sent as aid to Gaza at a clinic in Amman on December 29, 2008. King Abdullah II urged US President George W. Bush today to help end Israel's air blitz of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip that has killed more than 300 Palestinians, the palace said. The king, who has ordered food aid and medical supplies to be sent to Gaza, joined other Jordanians in donating blood for wounded Palestinians. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.

A handout picture from the Jordanian Royal Palace shows Jordans King Abdullah II (R) donating blood to be sent as aid to Gaza at a clinic in Amman on December 29, 2008. King Abdullah II urged US President George W. Bush today to help end Israel's air blitz of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip that has killed more than 300 Palestinians, the palace said. The king, who has ordered food aid and medical supplies to be sent to Gaza, joined other Jordanians in donating blood for wounded Palestinians.

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One response to “Queen Rania and King Abdullah give blood for Gazans

  • mohannad

    we love you your royal highness
    and we appreciate everything you did
    to the palestinian people
    thank you
    your the king who ever did something like that

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