Washington, D.C. — In a significant move, the United States initiated the first of three military flights to Egypt on Tuesday, laden with humanitarian aid destined for Gaza. The mission aims to provide assistance to Palestinians during a truce negotiated between Hamas and U.S. ally Israel.
The relief flights, carrying crucial supplies such as food, medical resources, and winter gear, mark the first direct involvement of the U.S. military since the conflict erupted with Hamas’ attacks on Israel on October 7.
This humanitarian effort follows President Joe Biden’s commitment to leveraging the truce extension to enhance aid delivery into Gaza. International initiatives are underway to prolong the ceasefire further.