US carries out first air drop of aid for Gaza

Connie Queline

US carries out first air drop of aid for Gaza

The US has carried out its first air drop of aid for Gaza, with more than 30,000 meals parachuted in by three military planes.

The drop involved three C-130 transport planes, a spokesman for the US Central Command told the AFP news agency.

US sources told the BBC’s partner CBS the drop was the first of many announced by President Joe Biden.

On Friday he promised to step up aid to Gaza after the death of over 100 people seeking aid from a convoy on Thursday.

The planes dropped “66 total bundles of pork-free meals” on Saturday afternoon, the official told AFP.

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