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12 people drown off the coast of Gaza following aid drop

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Mar 26, 2024

Aid supplies were dropped from planes off the coast of the Gaza Strip, according to the Islamist Hamas. Twelve Palestinians drowned in the sea while trying to reach the packages that had fallen into the water off a beach in the northern part of the coastal area, as reported by the Hamas-controlled government’s media office. The incident took place on Monday afternoon and eyewitnesses stated that some of the victims were unable to swim, while others got caught in the ropes that were holding the packages together.

The northern Gaza Strip has been experiencing severe suffering among the civilian population during the ongoing Gaza war, which has been ongoing for more than five months. Aid deliveries by land are limited as Israel has closed the border crossings in the north of the Gaza Strip. Additionally, the fighting and chaotic conditions within the coastal area make it dangerous for trucks to travel.

The USA, Jordan, and other countries have been dropping relief supplies from military aircraft for over a month, with Germany also joining the initiative in mid-March. Aid organizations, however, highlight that an airlift of this kind cannot fully replace the transportation of relief goods by land. The war was sparked by a brutal massacre carried out by terrorists from Hamas and other extremist Palestinian organizations on October 7th near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

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