“It is our duty to aid our brothers and sisters injured in the war on Gaza,” according to King Abdullah II of Jordan.
An airdrop of critical medical supplies to a field hospital in the Gaza Strip has been announced by Israel and Jordan.
Speaking early on Monday, King Abdullah II of Jordan announced that the Jordanian air force has been delivering “urgent medical aid” to the field hospital the kingdom has been running in the enclave since 2009.
He tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Our fearless air force personnel air-dropped at midnight urgent medical aid to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza.”
We will always support our Palestinian brothers and sisters. It is our responsibility to assist our brothers and sisters who have been hurt in the conflict in Gaza.
Later on Monday, the Israeli military released a statement claiming that it had “coordinated” with its neighbor, an Arab country, on the drop, which included food.
It stated, “The medical staff will use the equipment for patients.”
The Jordanian field hospital faced a “existential threat” last month, according to Saudi Arabia’s Arab News, which cited an unidentified official. The facility would probably have to close soon owing to a shortage of supplies brought on by Israeli airstrikes.
Due to Israel’s siege and bombing of the enclave, there is an increasing lack of gasoline, food, water, and electricity, which has led humanitarian organizations to warn of an impending humanitarian disaster.
In a rare joint statement released on Sunday, the leaders of eighteen United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations denounced the closure of Gaza as “unacceptable” and demanded that help be provided “safely, swiftly, and at the scale needed.”
Following trips to Israel, the occupied West Bank, Jordan, and Iraq, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was embarking on a high-stakes diplomatic tour of the area when he was airdropped into Turkey.
Jordan, along with other Arab nations, has fiercely denounced Israel’s shelling of Gaza, claiming that at least 9,922 Palestinians have been killed, according to officials in the Hamas-governed territory.
Israel was accused by Amman last week of causing a “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” in the enclave, leading the government to remove its ambassador.