U.S. to launch airdrop campaign over Gaza, Biden says, as humanitarian crisis worsens

President Biden said Friday that the United States would launch an airdrop campaign to deliver aid to Gaza. The announcement comes with the enclave on the brink of famine, humanitarian groups say. Aid convoys have struggled to make deliveries amid Israeli bombardment and disruptions at border crossings. Airdrops are expected to begin “in the coming days,” according to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

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Gaza health officials said more than 100 people were killed after a crowd converged on an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday. Palestinian officials and eyewitnesses blamed the casualties on Israeli gunfire; Israeli officials blamed a stampede near the aid convoy. Many details of the incident remain unclear. President Biden said it would complicate hostage negotiations.

At least 30,228 people have been killed and 71,377 injured in Gaza since the war began, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and combatants. Israel estimates that about 1,200 people were killed in Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack and says 242 soldiers have been killed since the start of its military operation in Gaza.

The European Union said Friday that it will release 50 million euros ($54 million) to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees next week, after the United States and other countries paused funding due to Israel’s allegations that a number of the agency’s staff were involved in the Oct. 7 attacks.

Ten children have died of malnutrition and dehydration in northern Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said Thursday. The Strip is on the brink of famine, humanitarian groups say, as convoys have increasingly struggled to make aid deliveries amid intense bombardment and disruption at border crossings.

A Palestinian American woman held in Israeli detention for three weeks has been released on bail for the rest of her trial, the Associated Press reports. Samaher Esmail, 46, was arrested in the West Bank, her family told The Post last month. The Israeli army said she was accused of “incitement on social media.”

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Gaza health officials said more than 100 people were killed after a crowd converged on an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday. Palestinian officials and eyewitnesses blamed the casualties on Israeli gunfire; Israeli officials blamed a stampede near the aid convoy. Many details of the incident remain unclear. President Biden said it would complicate hostage negotiations.

At least 30,228 people have been killed and 71,377 injured in Gaza since the war began, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and combatants. Israel estimates that about 1,200 people were killed in Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack and says 242 soldiers have been killed since the start of its military operation in Gaza.

The European Union said Friday that it will release 50 million euros ($54 million) to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees next week, after the United States and other countries paused funding due to Israel’s allegations that a number of the agency’s staff were involved in the Oct. 7 attacks.

Ten children have died of malnutrition and dehydration in northern Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said Thursday. The Strip is on the brink of famine, humanitarian groups say, as convoys have increasingly struggled to make aid deliveries amid intense bombardment and disruption at border crossings.

A Palestinian American woman held in Israeli detention for three weeks has been released on bail for the rest of her trial, the Associated Press reports. Samaher Esmail, 46, was arrested in the West Bank, her family told The Post last month. The Israeli army said she was accused of “incitement on social media.”

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