US military successfully airdrops aid into Gaza

by ian

The U.S. military on Saturday airdropped humanitarian supplies into the Gaza Strip.

Officials say the cargo includes enough food and supplies to make nearly 40,000 meals. President Joe Biden announced the drops on Friday, saying, “Aid flowing into Gaza is nowhere nearly enough … lives are on the line.” He added, “We’re going to pull out every stop we can.”

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a statement saying, “The DoD humanitarian airdrops contribute to ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people in Gaza.”

The U.S. joins Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and France in airdropping supplies to Gaza, with Egypt completing its latest delivery on Saturday.