Jordan on Thursday sent a military plane to evacuate injured Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli intensive offensive since Saturday, a military official said.
Upon directives by King Abdullah II, an airplane of Royal Jordanian Air Force headed for the Egyptian city of Al-Arish, which is nearby Gaza, to transfer injured Palestinians from Gaza to Jordanian hospitals for treatment, said the official, who declined to be named.
The Israeli onslaught on Gaza continued on Thursday for the sixth day in a row, with warplanes striking at more targets in the Hamas-controlled territory.
Mu'awia Hassanien, a Palestinian health emergency official, said the offensive has so far killed some 410 Palestinians and left 2,000 wounded.
(Xinhua News Agency January 2, 2009)