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French cargo planes carrying aid workers and supplies are bound for Egypt in an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to war-stricken Gaza, according to a French Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday.

An Airbus A-310 and three military cargo planes will arrive in Al-Arich, Egypt, on Sunday, with seven tons of medical supplies and equipment to aid an estimated 500 injured Gazans, the ministry said.

A team of 80, including three emergency medical teams and one de-mining crew, with expertise to deactivate unexploded ordinance, are part of €3 million ($3.9 million) in financial aid delivered to Gaza since the start of the conflict, according to the statement. Read full article »

CNN's Pierre Meilhan contributed to this report.

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