Biden announces US military airstrike of food and supplies in Gaza: Immediate humanitarian aid response to crisis

Biden announces US military airstrike of food and supplies in Gaza: Immediate humanitarian aid response to crisis

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Israel blamed crowds gathered around aid trucks for most of the deaths and said the victims were crushed to death or crushed to death. An Israeli official also said that soldiers later fired into the crowd “in a limited response” after they felt it posed a threat.

People are eating animal feed and even cactus to survive, and doctors say children are dying in hospitals from malnutrition and dehydration, with the United Nations saying it is “overwhelmed” in getting aid. facing obstacles.

Although it is not clear what type of aircraft will be used, the C-17 and C-130 are best suited for the task.

David Deptula, a retired US Air Force three-star general who once commanded a no-fly zone over northern Iraq, said airdrops are something the US military can execute effectively.

“This is something that is absolutely on top of their mission,” Deptula told Reuters.

“There are a lot of broader challenges. But nothing is insurmountable.”

The United States and others also hope the temporary ceasefire will boost aid, with Biden saying Friday he hopes that will happen in time for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins March 10.

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