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    Military to Conduct Airdrops of Humanitarian Aid into Gaza as Concern for Palestinian Civilians Mounts

    Military to Conduct Airdrops of Humanitarian Aid into Gaza as Concern for Palestinian Civilians Mounts

    The Biden administration has announced that it will conduct airdrops of humanitarian aid in the coming weeks into amid growing concern for civilians trapped in the grinding war.

    “The United States will carry out airdrops of aid into Gaza in coordination with our international partners, particularly Jordan,” John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said Friday at a press conference. “We're also going to redouble our efforts to open up a humanitarian maritime corridor to move … humanitarian assistance by sea — hopefully, large amounts by sea.”

    The move comes amid growing political pressure on President Joe Biden not only from supporters of the Palestinians but also members of Congress, who have been pushing him to offer more aid and assistance in recent days.

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    Kirby stressed that the , which will involve multiple drops, requires significant planning and is not without risks.

    “It is extremely difficult to do an airdrop in such a crowded environment as is Gaza,” he explained, before adding that the area is “very very densely populated” with “a lot of people confined to small spaces.”

    “You want to do it in a way that you can get it … as close as you can to the people in need, but not in a way that puts them in any danger,” he added.

    He noted that airdrops will not replace moving in…

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