King Abdullah participates in Gaza relief airdrops


Published: 2024-02-27 17:58

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 20:39

His Majesty King Abdullah during his participation in the airdrop operations
His Majesty King Abdullah during his participation in the airdrop operations

His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces, actively participated on Tuesday in air drop operations conducted by aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Air Force, aimed at delivering crucial relief and food aid to families in Gaza.

According to a statement from the Jordanian Armed Forces - Arab Army, His Majesty's involvement underscores Jordan's unwavering commitment to supporting the Palestinian people, ensuring aid reaches Gaza through every available channel.

Six C130 aircraft, including three from the Royal Jordanian Air Force and three from the UAE, Egypt, and France, respectively, departed from Amman as part of a coordinated humanitarian effort to alleviate the suffering of Gaza residents. This initiative is part of an international collaboration involving sisterly and friendly nations.

His Majesty personally oversaw the preparation and loading of the aircraft before their departure from King Abdullah II Air Base.

The airdrops were specifically designed to deliver aid directly to residents by releasing it along the coast of Gaza, with operations conducted without parachute guidance systems, necessitating low-altitude flying by the aircraft.

The delivered aid includes relief and food items, such as high-nutrient ready-to-eat meals, aimed at easing the hardships faced by the people of Gaza in their challenging circumstances.

One of the aircraft was dedicated to the Jordanian Field Hospital/2 in southern Gaza, which suffers from critical shortages of essential supplies. It received a shipment of relief, medical materials, health supplies, and fuel.

These air drops are part of the broader international support for Jordan's ongoing efforts to coordinate aid delivery to Gaza, whether by air or land. This underscores the need for the opening of crossings and land borders to facilitate the effective and permanent entry of aid.