America’s first airdrops of essential aid into Gaza branded a PR stunt by critics
03/10/2024 // Richard Brown // Views

As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza intensifies amid the prolonged conflict between Israel and Hamas, the United States has embarked on its first airdrops of essential aid to address the pressing needs in the region. But this move was instantly criticized by aid groups as grossly insufficient.

Some argue that the airdrops are symbolic and primarily aimed at public relations, rather than addressing the pressing needs on the ground. This comes as President Joe Biden and his administration come increasingly under fire due to the White House's unconditional support for Israel.

This decision follows a recent unsuccessful aid mission overseen by Israel, which resulted in a tragic incident during which Israeli troops fired on Palestinians crowding around an aid convoy in northern Gaza for food. The massacre caused over 100 Palestinian deaths. (Related: United Nations accuses Israel of BLOCKING humanitarian aid deliveries into Gaza Strip.)

The international community, including the U.S. and its allies, is scrambling to alleviate the worsening conditions in the Gaza Strip.

In the latest concerted effort to provide relief to Gazans, three American military aircraft conducted airdrops over southwestern Gaza, deploying parachutes carrying approximately 38,000 ready-to-eat meals.

Simultaneously, the Jordanian Air Force participated in a joint mission, conducting two airdrops of food in northern Gaza.

These initiatives aim to address the severe shortage of food and essential supplies in a region where most of the 2.3 million inhabitants are displaced, hungry, and lacking adequate access to medical care.

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Gaza airdrop criticized as insufficient to address needs of Palestinians

The recent decision by the U.S. to conduct airdrops of humanitarian aid to Gaza amid the ongoing conflict with Israel has drawn criticism from members of international aid organizations.

Former U.S. Agency for International Development director of the West Bank Dave Harden expressed his dissatisfaction, stating that the U.S. should focus on compelling Israel to open more crossings for aid delivery instead of relying on symbolic gestures. He emphasized the importance of practical measures, such as increased aid flow through established routes.

"The airdrops are symbolic and designed in ways to appease the domestic base," said Harden. "Really what needs to happen is more crossings and mor etrucks going [into Gaza] every day."

United Kingdom-based charity Medical Aid for Palestinians echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the need for the U.S., the U.K. and other actors to work towards ensuring the immediate opening of all crossings into Gaza for aid.

"Airdrops are not the solution to relieve this suffering and distract time and effort from proven solutions to help at scale," said the New York-based humanitarian nonprofit the International Rescue Committee.

Anti-poverty non-government organization Oxfam criticized the Biden administration's efforts as insufficient and lacking a comprehensive plan for safe aid distribution.

"While Palestinians in Gaza have been pushed to the absolute brink, dropping a paltry, symbolic amount of aid into Gaza with no plan for its safe distribution would not help and be deeply degrading to Palestinians," said Scott Paul, who leads Oxfam's advocacy work with the U.S. government.

Learn more about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza caused by Israel's unrelenting military campaign in the region at

Watch this clip featuring the American and Jordanian air drops in Gaza.

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