Israel offers aid to Lebanon after blast, Israeli ministers say

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media at the start of his Likud party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem September 23, 2019. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

on Tuesday offered humanitarian aid to , with which it is still technically at war, following the huge explosions that rocked , killing dozens of people and wounding thousands.

has offered humanitarian assistance to after a massive explosion rocked its capital on Tuesday, Israeli Defence Minister said.

"Israel has approached Lebanon through international security and diplomatic channels and has offered the Lebanese government medical and humanitarian assistance," a written statement from Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said.

Lebanon's health minister said more than 25 people had been killed and over 2,500 injured in the blast at the Beirut port area.

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