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Sun Feb 11, 2024, 06:20 PM Feb 11

Jordan's King Abdullah Participates in Gaza Aid Airdrop

Source: US News and World Report/Reuters

Feb. 11, 2024, at 1:24 p.m.

AMMAN (Reuters) -Jordan's King Abdullah participated in an airdrop of humanitarian aid to Gaza, in a move highlighting his kingdom's role in pushing Israel to stop restricting efforts to help fend off illness, hunger and starvation in the war-torn enclave, officials said on Sunday.

A video released by state-owned Al Mamlaka showed the monarch in military gear on board a plane in the latest mission by the Jordanian air force to drop urgent medical supplies to field hospitals it runs in the enclave. According to official media, the latest airdrop was on Tuesday.

It has conducted 11 airdrops, with at least two conducted with the French and Dutch air forces, to deliver medical aid.

Princess Salma, Abdullah's second daughter and an air force pilot, participated in an airdrop in December. The king, who has been vocal in calling for an end to Israel's campaign, on Thursday left on a tour of major Western capitals and is due to meet U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington on Monday to lobby for an immediate ceasefire.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2024-02-11/jordans-king-abdullah-participates-in-gaza-aid-airdrop

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