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Tragic Drowning Incident Highlights Urgent Need for Ground Access to Gaza Aid

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
12 people are reported to have drowned off the coast of Gaza following the discontinuation of aid

On Tuesday, the Hamas-controlled government in Gaza reported a tragic incident in which twelve Palestinians drowned while trying to reach aid supplies that had fallen into the sea off a beach in the northern part of the coastal area. The packages were dropped from planes as part of an ongoing relief effort, but some individuals were unable to swim or became entangled in ropes attached to the packages, leading to their deaths.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon and has been widely condemned by international organizations and governments around the world. The northern Gaza Strip has been experiencing significant suffering among its civilian population due to the ongoing Gaza war that has lasted for more than five months. Aid deliveries are scarce as Israel keeps the border crossings in the north of the Gaza Strip closed, and dangerous conditions within the coastal area make truck travel difficult.

Despite this, several countries have been conducting relief supply drops from military aircraft for over a month, including the United States, Jordan, Germany and others. However, aid organizations stress that an airlift of this nature cannot replace transportation of relief goods by land. The war was sparked by a horrific massacre carried out by terrorists from Hamas and other extremist Palestinian organizations on October 7th near Israel’s border with Gaza Strip.

By Samantha Jones

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