U.S. airdrops meals into Gaza
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The airdrop was coordinated with the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

U.S. military C-130 cargo planes dropped food in pallets over Gaza on Saturday in the opening stage of an emergency humanitarian assistance authorized by President Joe Biden after more than 100 Palestinians who had surged to pull goods off an aid convoy were killed during a chaotic encounter with Israeli troops.

Three planes from Air Forces Central dropped 66 bundles containing about 38,000 meals into Gaza at 8:30 a.m. EST (3:30 p.m. local). The bundles were dropped in southwest Gaza, on the beach along the territory’s Mediterranean coast, one U.S. official said. The airdrop was coordinated with the Royal Jordanian Air Force, which has been airdropping food and took part in Saturday’s mission.

“The combined operation included U.S. Air Force and RJAF C-130 aircraft and respective Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of supplies, built bundles and ensured the safe drop of food aid,” U.S. Central Command said in a post on “X”, formerly known as Twitter.

Biden on Friday announced the U.S. would begin air dropping food to starving Gazans after at least 115 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded in the Thursday attack as they scrambled for aid, the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza said.

Hundreds of people had rushed about 30 trucks bringing a predawn delivery of aid to the north. Palestinians said nearby Israeli troops shot into the crowds. Israel said they fired warning shots toward the crowd and insisted many of the dead were trampled.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said Friday that the airdrops were being planned to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance in a safe way to people on the ground. The United States believes the airdrops will help address the dire situation in Gaza, but they are no replacement for trucks, which can transport far more aid more effectively, though Thursday’s events also showed the risks with ground transport.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • Robert Ball

    March 2, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    This is absolutely crazy.Demand immediate cease fire and stop providing arms to Israel that are killing the people we want to save.

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    March 2, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    8iden’s weakness invited the Oct. 7th Palistinian (AKA HAMAS) Jewish killings, dismemberments, cutting babies out of Jewish wombs while rapeing them, killing Jewish women while rapeing them just at the time of the HAMAS rapist having his orgasm, and hundreds of worse atrocities than our benevolant on-line host, F. P. will allow me to mention because they are just way too barbaric.
    Basically your J0e 8iden is responsable for all that
    This food drop is just a lame @ss attempt to pander for votes. Bobby Ball *above) is all-in and an example of a lame brain “Dook 4 Brains Leftist”.
    Thank God there are not many fools like Bobby Ball (above) in the USA or even in the world. Gulliable Swine.
    Thanks America,
    Earl Pitts ” Yeah Truth Hurts” American

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