VIDEO : US dropped aid for the first time to the residents of the Gaza Strip

The US military on Saturday carried out its first airdrop of aid into Gaza, three US officials said .

The US airdrop used three C-130 transport planes, said two of the US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not immediately clear where the aid was dropped. One of the officials said it included more than 38,000 meals on 66 pallets.


The White House said on Friday the airdrops will be a sustained effort, and that Israel supported the measure.

Under pressure at home and abroad, the Biden administration is also considering shipping aid by sea from Cyprus, some 210 nautical miles off Gaza’s Mediterranean coast, according to a US official.

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