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TNI prepares three aircraft for 1,000 injured Palestinian evacuees

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File - TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto (front) receives an explanation from Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal TNI Fadjar Prasetyo (center) regarding the planned departure of the C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft to deliver aid to Gaza, at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in Jakarta on March 29, 2024. (ANTARA/Genta Tenri Mawangi)

VOInews, Jakarta: The Indonesian Military (TNI) confirmed that they had prepared three aircraft for the evacuation of around 1,000 Palestinians injured by Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip to Indonesia.

The aircraft on standby include Boeing 737-400/500, C-130J Super Hercules, and Hercules C-130H. This was pointed out by TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto  at a meeting with ulemas of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in Jakarta on Friday as quoted by Antara (15/6).

The Indonesian Air Force's Boeing 737-400/500 can carry 41 crew members, 86 passengers, and logistics weighing 10 tons, while the C-130J can seat 51 people and the C-130H can transport 55 people.

The aircraft will transport the wounded Palestinian evacuees to Indonesia for treatment at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) and Jenderal Besar Soedirman National Defense Central Hospital.

These two Jakarta-based hospitals could receive up to 1,000 patients, General Agus said, adding that all injured Palestinian evacuees would be offered the best medical care and post-trauma treatment.

To this end, the TNI has prepared a team of specialists to assist the traumatized evacuees with therapy, he stated.

Moreover, the TNI is also ready to deliver further humanitarian supplies for Gaza, including a hospital ship, as long as a ceasefire has been implemented and the Indonesian military has received a UN mandate, he conveyed. (Antara)

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