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Saudi, Jordan Unite for Gaza Airdrop Mission


Sun 07 Jul 2024 | 10:28 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Jordan, has airdropped essential food aid into Gaza to counteract the blockade imposed by Israeli forces on border crossings. 

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, advisor to the Royal Court and supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), stated that this operation was executed in partnership with the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization and the Jordanian Armed Forces.

Al-Rabeeah highlighted that, due to the inability to deliver humanitarian aid to the affected individuals in Gaza through border crossings, Saudi Arabia provided Jordan with parachutes and nets specially designed for airdrop operations, with the aid weighing a total of 30 tons. 

He also noted that the food supplies from KSrelief are ready-to-eat, requiring no heating equipment.

Previously, Saudi Arabia had launched an air bridge, delivering aid via 54 planes to date, and a sea bridge, through which eight ships have arrived so far. 

Additionally, the Palestinian Red Crescent in Gaza has received 20 ambulances equipped with the latest medical technology, 30 generators, and 10 water tankers. Over 500 convoys have also crossed through the Rafah border crossing up to now.

The total volume of in-kind aid delivered by KSrelief to Gaza has exceeded 6,546 tons of various relief supplies. 

Furthermore, the center has signed five agreements with several international organizations to support the Palestinian people in Gaza, with a total value of $80.75 million.