US military airdrops humanitarian aid into Gaza

1001 tons of humanitarian assistance dropped, says CENTCOM

11:14 - 22/04/2024 Monday
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The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Monday they have airdropped humanitarian aid into northern Gaza to assist civilians affected by Israeli attacks.

Planes dropped approximately 50,688 meals bringing the total volume of assistance dropped by the US to nearly 1,001 tons, it wrote on X.

"During today's mission, one bundle landed in the sea. USCENTCOM does not assess civilian harm or damage to infrastructure at this time but continues to monitor the situation," CENTCOM said.

These deliveries will continue, it added.

Parallel to its onslaught on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, 2023, the Israeli army has escalated raids and arrests in the West Bank, including the occupied Jerusalem.

The destructive offensive on Gaza has resulted in more than 34,000 deaths, most of them children and women, along with massive destruction and famine that has killed children and the elderly, according to Palestinian and international data.

Israel continues its war despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire. Tel Aviv is also facing charges of "genocide" before the International Court of Justice.

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