Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
12 people drown off the coast of Gaza following aid drop

The Gaza Strip is facing severe suffering among its civilian population, with the ongoing war lasting more than five months. Aid deliveries by land are limited as Israel has closed the border crossings in the north of the Gaza Strip. The northern part of the coastal area is particularly affected, making it dangerous for trucks to travel due to fighting and chaotic conditions.

Relief supplies have been dropped from military aircraft for over a month, with the USA, Jordan, and other countries joining forces to provide aid. Germany also joined the initiative in mid-March. However, aid organizations highlight that an airlift cannot fully replace transportation by land.

On Monday afternoon, twelve Palestinians drowned in the sea while trying to reach aid 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, while others got caught in ropes that were holding the packages together. Hamas-controlled government media reported on this incident and condemned Israel for their actions.

The war was sparked by a brutal massacre carried out by terrorists from Hamas and other extremist Palestinian organizations on October 7th near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Despite efforts to bring peace and stability to this region, it remains clear that there are still significant challenges ahead.

By Aiden Nguyen

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