U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict.

The combined operation included U.S. Air Force and RJAF C-130 aircraft, and respective U.S. Army Soldiers specialised in aerial delivery of supplies.

“Soldiers ensured the safe drop of food aid and built bundles. U.S. C-130s dropped over 38,000 meals along the coastline of Gaza, allowing for civilian access to the critical aid.

The Department of Defense humanitarian airdrops contribute to ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people in Gaza. The DoD is conducting planning for potential follow-on airborne aid delivery missions.

These airdrops are part of a sustained effort to get more aid into Gaza, including by expanding the flow of aid through land corridors and routes.”

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Jim
Jim
30 days ago

It’s absolutely tragic that supplies are having to be dropped to people like this when aids piling up on the boarder a few miles away.

farouk
farouk
30 days ago
Reply to  Jim

You know what is tragic, is how the jundies and their sycophants never protested on mass when: Syria was at war (31K dead in the city of Aleppo alone) Yemen was at war When Iran clamped down on its civil rights movement When Afghasntan was at War When Sudan was (and still is ) at War (7k murdered last oct in Darfur) When Somalia was at war When Iraq was at war When Mali was at war When Armenia was at war Funny how all of the above have no issues when Muslims murder death kill, but when somebody fights… Read more »

DRS
DRS
30 days ago
Reply to  farouk

I think it is worthwhile challenging on Gaza (2 wrongs don’t make a right), but it is definitely not Islamophobia when you bring the above up and push back. Also protest have no place in local council meeting (what is a local council directive going to change on a cease fire motion?). Also I think we have had enough process and at some point you stop allowing protest in towns similar to France. People living/trading in London/bigger cities need to have their Saturdays back. We have made the point and given the pressure to political parities. Threatening MPs etc now… Read more »

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  DRS

A nation needs something to hold it together. Since Henry VIII that job has fallen to the C of E but today they do not have the moral authority in a multi cultural society. In any case they continue to shoot themselves in the foot by focussing on woke and politics thinking that somehow it will make them more popular or acceptable. If you are selling something you have to believe in your product. Today I read that they want to raise £1 billion to remedy the effects of slavery. ‘Abandon hope all who enter there’ …comes to mind. Maybe… Read more »

DRS
DRS
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Ozimandius. Yes repatriation for slavery will just get used by todays corrupt people in those regions and wasted, what about other African tribes, Middle East etc etc.

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  DRS

Sunak spoke about threats from extremist groups but he does not have a good definition of extremism or British values, other than parliamentary procedures. He needs to do a lot more work on the difference between extremism and fanaticism, on the role of incitement, conspiracy, subversion, disorder, security and rationality of thought; otherwise any eccentric with a street placard could end up being classified as an extremist. Just because you upset somebody doesn’t make you a terrorist. If the C of E was doing its job it should have been the Archbishop of Canterbury making the Downing Street speech reminding… Read more »

farouk
farouk
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Paul wrote: “”Today I read that they want to raise £1 billion to remedy the effects of slavery. ‘Abandon hope all who enter there’ …comes to mind. Maybe they should merge with the National Trust.”” This subject gets my goat. In a nutshell a these people want people who have never owned slaves to hand over money to people who have never been slaves because of what happened over 200 years ago. Not only that but they all to a letter either ignore or downplay the part the Uk played in ending slavery across most of the world. But here’s what… Read more »

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  farouk

Ms Mallett is a good example of where the C of E is going wrong. She is an academic. Your taxes helped to pay for her to study a doctorate on the “Ambiguous ideology and contradictory behaviour: gender in the development of Caribbean societies: a case study of Antigua”. A really useful contribution to human knowledge, right? She represents a recruitment pattern in which C if E Bishop is regarded as an lifetime establishment career post along the lines of a peerage. What is required is sound theology and pastoral care skills, not marketing and promotion of anthropological nonsense.

Bringer of Facts
Bringer of Facts
28 days ago
Reply to  farouk

I am with you on that one.

Using victimhood culture/mentality for attention/status or financial gain,
claiming you are a victim of historic injustice from events that took place centuries ago, it is the ultimate evolution of incompetence.

Equally annoying are the dopey white liberals who pander to such nonsense, and then try to force the same ideology on the rest of us, and if we dare to disagree we get labeled as bigots and racists.

Last edited 28 days ago by Bringer of Facts
ABCRodney
ABCRodney
30 days ago
Reply to  farouk

You are of course perfectly correct in what you say. But it’s still wrong, just like what Hamas did was wrong, hiding under Hospitals is wrong, Israeli’s just shooting people on the West Bank is wrong. Then again given the contents of the Hamas Charter what sane Government encourages people to set up home right next door and hold a music festival there. And apparently reduced the Military force on that border. Any one else would have put up a defended wall on the border, cleared a 5 mile DMZ built another wall and mined the DMZ to blazes. IMHO… Read more »

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago

We should be delivering aid by sea, creating a safe zone around the Port of Gaza.

ABCRodney
ABCRodney
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Doesn’t creating a safe zone mean putting boots in another Sand Box ? No thanks !

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

Yes it does. In my opinion this will have to be done sometime, ideally as part of a multinational force with the US and France maybe Egypt. Benny Gantz is in the US. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is on the agenda as a lead in to the post conflict governance of Gaza.

Last edited 30 days ago by Paul.P
Jacko
Jacko
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

And then mission creep will start!first they will have to fight to defend the beach head and it will expand from there! No thanks.

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

The arrangements would have to be agreed by all parties. The need for aid is urgent and we should seize the opportunity offered by a Ramadan cease fire. Hamas cannot be the civil authority in Gaza again, but neither is anyone stepping up to the plate. A multi -national policing arrangement seems to me to be worth looking at as a way to transition. Maybe divide Gaza into sectors – bit like post ww2 Berlin?

Jacko
Jacko
30 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Sorry mate as soon as a Palestinian is hurt or killed by an infidel you know it would kick off big time!there is no way any western forces can go anywhere near the place.

Paul.P
Paul.P
30 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

Well, not going to argue with your prognosis. There’s a lot of evidence supporting your view. That said, I just have a feeling in my water that this is some kind of cultural inflexion point. The US administration is openly criticising Netayahu’s conduct. Israel is losing friends in the west; there is a lot of sympathy for Gaza and people think this business has gone on long enough. We shall see I suppose.

Bringer of Facts
Bringer of Facts
28 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Any European armies would seen as a force of infidel occupation by the locals. Any Muslim country’s military presence would be seen as a threat by Israel. Plus Hamas and Hezbollah would kick off. We would find ourselves in a similar situation to Afghanistan, we went there hoping to help, but our mere presence offended many, and was seen as an attempt to force Western democracy on a country that prefers to live by tribal / Islamic ways. It’s a mess we can’t fix because it all depends on the Arabic/Palestinian population accepting the fact that Israel has a right… Read more »

Paul.P
Paul.P
28 days ago

Take your point. As I say my idea would only fly if there is a shift in the cultural tectonic plates. It would be an act of faith.

Paul.P
Paul.P
27 days ago

Report on BBC news 7th March.
“President Joe Biden is to announce that the US military will construct a port in Gaza to get more humanitarian aid into the territory by sea, senior US officials say.”

Last edited 27 days ago by Paul.P
AlexS
AlexS
30 days ago

So supplying Nazi Germany by air is okay.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
30 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

You might have to explain that?

AlexS
AlexS
30 days ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

What there is to explain? The Hamas government is materially different in what?

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
29 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

OK, so you are choosing to call Hamas ‘Nazi Germany’ and think that the US and Jordan doing airdrops of food to the Gazan people on the beaches is supplying the Nazis.

Frank62
Frank62
30 days ago

You’d think of all peoples, Israel would be more careful not to commit genocide on neighbouring civilians. Barbarism does neither side any favours.

AlexS
AlexS
30 days ago
Reply to  Frank62

I think you need to check the definition of Genocide and who is responsible for civilians deaths…

Unless you think the coalition fight for Mosul, Fallujah was also genocide…or Ukranian/Russian fight…or Syria, or Turkey against Kurds…