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Airdrop hit a house ‘like a rocket’: Witness

A witness in Gaza has said that he saw an airdrop of aid hitting a house “like a rocket” after its parachute did not open.

Mohammed al-Ghoul told the AFP news agency that he and his brother followed the parachuted aid in the hope of getting “a bag of flour”.

  • “Then, all of a sudden, the parachute did not open and fell down like a rocket,” hitting a house, he reportedly said.
  • Reports say that five people have been killed and several others injured in Gaza by aid airdrops that are being carried out by several countries.

Jordanian and US military officials denied that aircraft from either country caused the fatalities.

Source: Al Jazeera

While any increase in aid to Gaza is welcome, UNRWA spokesperson Juliette Touma says the focus on airdrops or maritime corridors neglects a simpler, more efficient way to deliver assistance.

  • “That is via the road, using the crossings,” she told Al Jazeera.
  • “There are plenty of them that connect Israel to the Gaza Strip.”
  • “This is what we used before the war in Gaza when there was a regular flow of about 500 trucks per day, including commercial supplies.”

  • Since then, however, “the siege on the Gaza Strip has been very tight,” Touma said.
  • “There has been very little aid coming in. Authorizations to UNRWA and other UN agencies have not been given sufficiently. There needs to be much more.”

Source: Al Jazeera

Earlier this week, a Gazan “unboxing” aid packages on social media revealed that they contain four nutritious meals, Tabasco sauce, salt and sugar, and, in addition to the meals, Skittles candies.

Source: Arutz Sheva


Death by Skittles, the ultimate horror.