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Biden announces first military aid drops to Gaza

According to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, Gaza's population of 576,000 is one step away from famine.

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Biden announces first military aid drops to Gaza
FILE PHOTO: Aid is air-dropped over Gaza, amid the ongoing the conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip February 26, 2024. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

WASHINGTON, 2 March: US President Joe Biden announced on Friday that the first military airdrop of food and supplies would be made to Gaza after the killing of Palestinians queuing for food in Gaza, which sparked a humanitarian crisis.

The US airdrop will carry out the relief operation in the coming days but has not allocated a date for it, while other countries such as France and Jordan have already carried out these relief operations.

We should do more, and the US will do more, Biden told reporters, adding that the aid going to Gaza is not enough.

White House spokesman John Kirby said it would be a successful effort, and the first airdrop would be military MREs or ready meals. Kirby added that this will not be a one-off or the last attempt.

Biden told reporters that the option of a sea corridor is also being considered for delivering large-scale aid to Gaza.

According to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, Gaza’s population of 576,000 is one step away from famine.

The global call for aid for Gaza came after Israeli helicopters bombed the Palestinian people gathered for aid and killed more than 100 people.

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