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The Jordanian army announced that it carried out - today, Monday - the largest aid landing operation for Gaza residents since the start of the Israeli war on the Strip last October.

The Jordanian army said in a statement carried by the official news agency that the aid landing operations were carried out by 3 Jordanian planes and a French C-130 plane and targeted 11 sites on the Gaza coast from the north to the south of the Strip.

He added that the aid that was dropped under the direction of King Abdullah II included relief and food supplies, including ready-made meals of high nutritional value, noting that its aim was to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.

The Jordanian army also said that the new airdrop operation mainly aimed to deliver aid to the population directly, adding that it continues to send aid towards Al-Arish International Airport in Egypt or through airdrop operations on the Gaza Strip.

Hundreds of displaced people trying to get aid that was dropped by air in the western airspace of the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip#Gaza_War #Video

- Al Jazeera Palestine (@AJA_Palestine) February 26, 2024

Video clips circulated on social media platforms showed Palestinian citizens gathering on the seashore in an attempt to obtain some aid boxes that were dropped using umbrellas.

Thus, the Jordanian army has so far carried out 16 airdrops, and the previous airdrops were allocated to the Jordanian field hospital and one for about 800 people trapped inside the Church of St. Porphyrius in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Some previous operations were carried out with the participation of the Netherlands and France, and Israel previously said that the Jordanian landing operations were carried out in coordination with it.

The operations carried out by the Jordanian army come as warnings are mounting of the spread of famine in the besieged Strip, as Palestinian sources confirmed the death of a number of people due to hunger.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies