The US sends aid to Gaza for the first time

2024-03-02 22:02:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

The US sends aid to Gaza for the first time

The United States has made the first humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza, with more than 30,000 meals from three military aircraft.

The operation, carried out in conjunction with Jordan's air force, was the first announced by President Joe Biden.

He promised to increase aid after at least 112 people were killed.

The aid comes after a senior US official said the framework of a deal for a six-week ceasefire in Gaza was in place.

On Saturday, C-130 transport aircraft delivered more than 38,000 food meals along the territory's coastline, US Central Command said in a statement.

Other countries, including the UK, France, Egypt and Jordan, have previously sent aid to Gaza, but this is the first from the US.

Administration officials said Thursday's "tragic incident" had underscored "the importance of expanding and sustaining humanitarian assistance to Gaza in response to the dire humanitarian situation."/ CNA

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