The Associated Press: The US Army begun aid airdrop over Gaza

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The Associated Press said that three US C-130 military planes dropped 38,000 food parcels on Saturday.

The US Army carried out the first airdrop of urgent humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, two days after the “Flour Massacre,” in which at least 116 Palestinians were killed by Israeli army gunfire while trying to obtain urgent aid at the Nabulsi roundabout on al Rashid Street in northern Gaza.

The Associated Press said that three US C-130 military planes dropped 38,000 food parcels on Saturday.

The US airdrops were coordinated with the Royal Jordanian Air Force, which also airdropped food supplies and participated in Saturday’s mission.

The US Central Command said in a post on X, “The joint operation included C-130 aircraft belonging to the US Air Force, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and army soldiers specialized in delivering supplies by air, building packages, and ensuring the safe landing of food aid”.

The post added that these airdrops are part of an ongoing effort to deliver more aid to Gaza, including by expanding the flow of aid via land corridors and roads.

US President Joe Biden announced, on Friday, that the United States would begin participating in airdrops of humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip in light of the catastrophic conditions they are facing as the war continues.

On Friday, several countries and the United Nations expressed their shock at the killing of more than 110 Palestinians during an aid distribution operation Thursday in Gaza City.

The United Nations also warned that famine in the Gaza Strip has become almost inevitable, unless something changes, with official statistics showing that dozens of children died of hunger.

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