US Food Drop in Gaza

US Food Drop in Gaza

The US military has dropped thousands of food and aid pallets over Gaza, two days after more than 100 Palestinians were killed whilst pulling supplies from an aid truck.

Three C-130 cargo planes dropped 66 bundles containing about 38,000 meals into the besieged enclave on Saturday morning.

It is expected to be the first of many air drops, which were announced by President Joe Biden. The aid will be coordinated with Jordan, which has also conducted air drops to deliver food to Gaza.


Separately, senior US officials have confirmed that Israel has endorsed a proposed framework for a six-week ceasefire and hostage release in Gaza.

International mediators have been working for weeks to broker a deal to pause the fighting before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins.

Neither Israel nor Hamas are yet to publicly confirm the deal.

It comes after at least 115 Palestinians were killed and more than 750 others were injured on Thursday, according to Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry.

Witnesses alleged that Israeli troops opened fire as huge crowds raced to pull goods off an aid convoy.

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