A boy is taught to disassemble a gun at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
The original story incorrectly stated that Doctors Without Borders participated in the blood drive. The organization did not take part in this initiative.
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The Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh launched a campaign Thursday to donate blood to Gaza, as fighting between Israel and Hamas entered its 10th day leaving more than more than 1,000 Gazans injured and at least 230 dead.Alongside campaigns involving the collection of in-kind aid and money in support of Gaza in the camp in southern Lebanon, a Palestinian faction has teamed up with the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and Al-Nidaa Association to send blood to those in need as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. They plan to transfer the blood to Gaza via the International Committee of the Red Cross. Amer al-Samak, director general of Al-Nidaa Association that owns the Al-Nidaa hospital where people are donating blood, echoed Othman's comments and said the campaign was aimed at supporting the residents of Gaza during the war.
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