Gaza: The authorities of Jordan and Israel have announced that urgent medical supplies have been airdropped to a hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Statement by Jordan King
King of Jordan Abdullah II, on behalf of Jordan, announced that the Air Force of Jordan had dropped an urgent medical aid on Monday. According to the official statement, aid has been provided to the field hospital, which has been under the administration of the Kingdom of Jordan since 2009.
King took his official social media handle on X, formerly known as Twitter, to share this news with the general public. The post read, “Our fearless air force personnel airdropped at midnight urgent medical aid to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza.”
“This is our duty to aid our brothers and sisters injured in the war on Gaza. We will always be there for our Palestinian brethren,” he further wrote.
Statement by Israeli Military
The Defense Forces of Israel has interacted with its Arab neighbors to coordinate the drop on Monday. According to the Israeli Military, the packages are also carrying food.
The statement of the Military underscored, “The equipment will be used by the medical staff for patients.”
Jordan field hospital faces “existential threat”
According to the reports published by Saudi Arabia’s Arab News, an anonymous official underscored that a field hospital in Jordan was dealing with an “existential threat.” The official further mentioned that there are chances that the medical institute might stop operating soon as there are insufficient supplies because of the bombing in Israel.
The Humanitarian crisis, caused by shortages of food, water, electricity and fuel, have been addressed by various humanitarian organization. This shortage has been reported after the blockade as well as the bombing by Israel.
Joint statement by UN agencies and NGOs
A rare joint statement has been issued by heads and leaders of 18 agencies of the United Nations and NGOs, which condemned the blockade on Gaza and termed it as unacceptable. Through a statement, the authorities also emphasized delivering aid “safely, swiftly and at the scale needed,” according to Al Jazeera.
Antony Blinken’s visit to Turkey
Reports have suggested that this airdrop aid was provided during the time when US State Secretary Antony Blinken was in Turkey for a planned diplomatic tour of the Middle East region. During the tour, Blinken toured Israel, Jordan, Iraq and the occupied West Bank.
Arab countries strongly condemned the bombing in Gaza
Arab countries, including Jordan, have condemned the bombardment by Israel in the Gaza Strip, which has taken the lives of more than 10,000 civilians of Palestinians. Last week, the Ambassador for Jordan to Israel warned the nation that it has been creating an “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” in the region.