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Palestinians join earthquake rescue efforts in Syria, Turkey

The Palestinian Authority joins more than 60 countries sending rescue teams to Turkey and Syria in response to the earthquake.
A Palestinian relief team poses for a picture before their departure to Syria and Turkey.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) dispatched rescuers to Syria and Turkey on Thursday in response to the massive earthquake this Monday. 

The teams deployed on orders from PA President Mahmoud Abbas. They first went to Jordan before traveling to Syria and Turkey. The Palestinian Health Ministry, the Palestinian Red Crescent and the Palestinian civil defense provided personnel for the teams, according to the PA’s official WAFA news agency. 

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