The United States will begin dropping humanitarian aid into Gaza

The United States will begin dropping humanitarian aid into Gaza

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The United States will participate “In the coming days” On Friday, March 1, US President Joe Biden announced the airdrop of humanitarian aid into the besieged Gaza Strip by the Israeli army. “In the coming days, we will join our friends in Jordan and others in airdrops of food and other goods.” On Gaza, he said. In a new slip of the tongue, the US President spoke of dropping aid on Ukraine and not on Gaza. His advisors were quick to point out that he was talking about the Palestinian territories. So far, the United States has not carried out such aid drops, considering their effectiveness to be limited.

New aid to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees. The European Union will liberalize “At the beginning of next week” On Friday, the European Commission announced the provision of 50 million euros in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), before later releasing an additional 32 million euros. At the end of January, the European Union called for a review of UNRWA's work, after accusations that some of its employees might be involved in the October 7 attack in Israel.

France calls for an investigation into shootings during aid distribution in Gaza. “It will require an independent investigation to determine what happened.”This was announced by French Foreign Minister Stephane Ségornet on France Inter, after Hamas announced that 112 people were killed and 760 wounded during the distribution of food aid in Gaza. If the circumstances had to be clarified, the Israeli army admitted to the shooting, citing a fatal stampede.

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“A large number of gunshot wounds,” according to the United Nations. A United Nations team was seen visiting Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza on Friday, which received dozens of wounded people after the tragedy “A large number of bullet wounds”This was announced by Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The international community is angry. The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, denounced this on a “New massacre” And deaths “Totally unacceptable”While the United States asked Israel “Answers”. China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Qatar also condemned these events. The United Nations Security Council met urgently behind closed doors and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres said “I was shocked” He demanded “An effective independent investigation.”

The hope of reaching a truce is dwindling. he will not be there “probably” Joe Biden said there is no truce between now and Monday, after saying at the beginning of the week that he hoped for a ceasefire by March 4. In response to a question about whether he believed that the killings during food distribution would have an impact on ceasefire negotiations, the US President replied: “I know she will.”

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