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Israel-Hamas war, the US military drops aid into Gaza from the air

Israel-Hamas war, the US military drops aid into Gaza from the air

Three US cargo planes airdropped food into the Gaza Strip on Saturday, a US official said, as concerns grew about a humanitarian crisis in the region after months of fighting.

"We have carried out combined humanitarian assistance by air in Gaza", engaging three C-130 aircraft, to send "aid to civilians affected by the conflict", said an official of the US Central Command in several comments to the AFP news agency. under conditions of anonymity.

The planes dropped "66 large packages of pork-free food meals" on Saturday, the official said.

Some media have announced that it is about thousands of people.

American President Joe Biden said a day ago that the United States will start sending air aid to Gaza, after the death of more than 100 Palestinians on Thursday in a crowd as they waited for aid.

Some sources within the Israeli army have admitted that they fired at the crowd, as they considered it "dangerous".

US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Friday that the US plans to send missiles that will last for weeks.

He described the operation as difficult, as it required careful planning by the Pentagon to ensure the safety of Gaza civilians as well as US military personnel.

Earlier in the day, two sources from Egypt have said that on Sunday in Cairo they will resume talks to reach a ceasefire in Gaza.

There has been no comment yet from Israel or the militant group Hamas, which have negotiated in the past through mediators including Egypt and Qatar.

Hamas, the Palestinian group that rules Gaza, has been declared a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.

International pressure has increased since more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed, according to Palestinian health authorities, since the start of the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

The United Nations warns that a quarter of the population is one step away from starvation.

Determined to destroy Hamas, Israel has launched an offensive in Gaza following Hamas attacks on its soil on October 7 last year, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 hostages./REL

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