Air drops ‘a measure of last resort’



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Fig. 1. Cartoon by Ben Jennings, January 24, 2024, via the Guardian,[1] fair use.

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Fig. 2. The ruins of a terminal at the Gaza airport. Image by Said Khatib (Agence France-Presse) on September 9, 2018, via the Times of Israel,[2] fair use.

Since the war began on Oct. 7, Israel has barred entry of food, water, medicine and other supplies, except for a trickle of aid entering the south from Egypt at the Rafah crossing and Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing.

The United Nations says one-quarter of Gaza’s 2.3 million people face starvation. Aid officials have said that airdrops are not an efficient means of distributing aid and are a measure of last resort.[3]

Ibrahim Dahman, “Palestinian Authority prime minister and government resign,” CNN, February 26, 2024,

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Ishaan Tharoor, “Gaza’s spiraling, unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe,” Washington Post, March 1, 2024,

Tara Copp, “US military aircraft airdrop thousands of meals into Gaza in emergency humanitarian aid operation,” Associated Press, March 2, 2024,

  1. [1]Ben Jennings, “Ben Jennings on Donald Trump’s progress along the Republican nomination trail – cartoon,” Guardian, January 24, 2024,
  2. [2]Agence France-Presse and Times of Israel, “20 years after its opening, destroyed Gaza airport embodies grounded peace hopes,” Times of Israel, September 12, 2018,
  3. [3]Tara Copp, “US military aircraft airdrop thousands of meals into Gaza in emergency humanitarian aid operation,” Associated Press, March 2, 2024,

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