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White House welcomes Israeli announcement of increased Gazan aid flow

Washington will work with Israel, Jordan, Egypt, the United Nations and others to ensure "a significant increase" in humanitarian aid reaches Gazan civilians.

U.S. Air Force loadmasters watch as humanitarian aid for Gaza is airdropped from an Air Mobility Command C-17  Globemaster III from an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on March 21st, 2024. Credit: Staff Sgt. Christian Sullivan/U.S. Air Force Photo.
U.S. Air Force loadmasters watch as humanitarian aid for Gaza is airdropped from an Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on March 21st, 2024. Credit: Staff Sgt. Christian Sullivan/U.S. Air Force Photo.

The White House welcomes the Israeli government’s announcement Thursday night—at U.S. President Joe Biden’s “request”—that it will open the Ashdod port for “direct delivery” of aid and the Erez crossing to “a new route” for assistance to northern Gaza.

The Jewish state also committed “to significantly increase deliveries from Jordan directly into Gaza,” and that all changes “must now be fully and rapidly implemented,” stated Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the National Security Council of the White House.

“As the president said today on the call, U.S. policy with respect to Gaza will be determined by our assessment of Israel’s immediate action on these and other steps, including steps to protect innocent civilians and the safety of aid workers,” Watson stated.

“We are prepared to work in full coordination with the government of Israel, the governments of Jordan and Egypt, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations, to ensure that these important steps are implemented and result in a significant increase in humanitarian assistance reaching civilians in dire need throughout Gaza over the coming days and weeks,” she stated.

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