Twelve Palestinians Tragically Drowned in Attempt to Reach Aid Supplies Amid Gaza War: An Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis.

12 people drown off the coast of Gaza following aid drop

On Monday afternoon, twelve Palestinians tragically drowned in the sea while trying to reach aid supplies that had fallen into the water off a beach in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. According to Hamas, the packages had been dropped from planes as part of an international aid effort. Eyewitnesses reported that some of the victims were unable to swim and others got caught in the ropes holding the packages together.

The ongoing Gaza war, now in its sixth month, has caused severe suffering among the civilian population in the northern Gaza Strip. Aid deliveries by land are limited due to Israel’s closure of border crossings in the north of Gaza, and fighting and chaotic conditions within the coastal area make it dangerous for trucks to travel.

The USA, Jordan, Germany and other countries have been dropping relief supplies from military aircraft for over a month as part of an international aid effort. However, aid organizations highlight that an airlift alone cannot fully replace transportation of relief goods 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 and Gaza Strip border.

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