2003 News Story

Humanitarian relief handed over to Palestinian officials in Kingdom

The Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People today handed over ambulances, fire trucks, buses, and medical supplies to Palestinian Ambassador to the Kingdom Mr. Mustafa Hashim Deeb.


The relief consignment was handed over at a ceremony attended by Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, who heads the Committee, and Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Qurei.

Dr. Sa'ed Orabi Al-Harethi, an advisor to the Interior Minister, commented that the Committee's assistance is within the framework of the continuous support being extended by the Kingdom to the Palestinian people.  Dr. Al-Harethi noted that this relief consignment includes 30 ambulances valued at SR 3,065,693 [U.S.$817,518], five buses valued at SR 828,000 [U.S.$220,800], three fire trucks valued at SR 429,000 [U.S.$114,400], and dialysis equipment valued at SR 187,000 [U.S. $49,867]. He added that the Committee has so far implemented 31 relief programs for the Palestinians at a cost of SR 524,265,283 [U.S.$139,804,075], while the cost of projects under implementation amounts to SR 203,699,433 [U.S.$54,302,249].  The value of the services so far extended by the Committee to the Palestinian people now stands at SR 727,964,716 [U.S.$194,123,924].