Jordan conducts largest airdrop operation over Gaza, including Eid gifts


Published: 2024-04-09 16:42

Last Updated: 2024-05-19 10:05

Jordan conducts largest airdrop operation over Gaza, including Eid gifts
Jordan conducts largest airdrop operation over Gaza, including Eid gifts

Tuesday, the Jordanian Armed Forces - known as the Arab Army - conducted the largest airdrop operation to date over the Gaza Strip.

The operation involved 14 airdrops with extensive international participation, delivering humanitarian aid comprising clothing, food items, sweets, and toys for children.

These airdrops targeted locations in both the northern and southern regions of the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

The operation unfolded in two waves: the first wave, targeting the southern Gaza Strip, saw participation from two Royal Jordanian Air Force aircraft, alongside aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and the Republic of Indonesia. The second wave, directed at the northern Gaza Strip, involved a Royal Jordanian Air Force plane, four planes from the United States of America, and one each from the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

This humanitarian effort, which included relief and food supplies provided by the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization, serves as a message of solidarity with the people of Gaza during Eid al-Fitr. It aims to alleviate the suffering caused by the ongoing Israeli Occupation aggression, which has overshadowed the festive atmosphere and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The Jordanian Armed Forces reaffirm Jordan's commitment, under royal directives, to support the people of Gaza. This support will continue through various means, including ongoing humanitarian and medical aid deliveries via an air bridge from Marka Airport to Al-Arish International Airport, as well as airdrops and ground convoys directly into Gaza. This initiative underscores the spirit of cooperation and solidarity between the Jordanian and Palestinian peoples.

With this latest operation, the total number of airdrops conducted by the Jordanian Armed Forces since the onset of the Israeli Occupation aggression on Gaza has reached 77, with an additional 170 airdrops carried out in collaboration with allied nations.