Tragic Drowning Incident: 12 Palestinians Die in Pursuit of Relief Supplies from Airlift in Northern Gaza Strip

12 people drown off the coast of Gaza following aid drop

According to the Islamist Hamas, aid supplies were dropped from planes off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, twelve Palestinians drowned in the sea while trying to reach the packages that had fallen into the water off a beach in the northern part of the coastal area. Eyewitnesses stated that some of the victims were unable to swim and others got caught in ropes that were holding together the relief supplies.

The northern Gaza Strip has been experiencing severe suffering among its civilian population during the ongoing Gaza war, which has been ongoing for more than five months. Aid deliveries by land are limited as Israel has closed its border crossings in this region. The fighting and chaotic conditions within this coastal area make it dangerous for trucks to travel, further exacerbating their plight.

The USA, Jordan, Germany, and other countries have been dropping relief supplies from military aircraft for over a month now, but aid organizations stress that an airlift alone cannot fully replace transportation by land. The war was sparked by a brutal massacre carried out by terrorists from Hamas and other extremist Palestinian organizations on October 7th near Israel’s border with Gaza Strip.

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