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US to deliver aid to Gaza by air

Mar 2, 2024

US President Joe Biden has announced humanitarian aid to Gaza from military aircraft after more than a hundred people were killed in a line for food and supplies on Thursday, February 29.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding Reuters.

Biden said that the US aid would arrive soon, but did not provide any details. Meanwhile, Jordan and France have already provided aid to Gaza. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about 576,000 residents of the Gaza Strip, which is a quarter of its population, are on the verge of starvation.

Medical facilities in Gaza reported that Israeli forces killed more than 100 people when they tried to reach a humanitarian aid convoy on Thursday morning.

Israel blamed most of the deaths on crowds crowding around the aid trucks, saying the victims were trampled or run over. An anonymous Israeli official said troops opened fire in response to a threat from the crowd.

As people are forced to eat animal feed and cacti, and medics report children dying in hospitals from malnutrition and dehydration, the UN is facing "insurmountable obstacles" in providing aid, the report said.

In addition, retired U.S. Air Force General David Deptula said that airborne assault is "a strength of the U.S. Army." According to him, "There are many challenges in the details. But nothing insurmountable".

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/03/2024

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