A military cargo plane carrying medical supplies and medicine from Türkiye to Gaza has landed in Egypt.
As part of the initiatives to send humanitarian aid to Gaza, a military cargo plane took off from Etimesgut Military Airport in Ankara with 24 tons of medical supplies and landed at El-Arish Airport.
The aid package will be transported to Gaza through the Rafah Border Crossing. Two more military cargo planes will depart from Ankara to Egypt later today.
Yesterday, a Presidential plane, which carried 20 healthcare professionals, left Esenboğa Airport to Egypt, carrying medicine and medical supplies for Gaza.
The conflict in Gaza, which has been under Israeli bombardment and a blockade since Oct. 7, began when Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack that included a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel by land, sea and air. It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and growing violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians.
The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed in Hamas attacks since Oct. 7, according to Israeli authorities.
The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip has climbed to 5,087, the Health Ministry in the blockaded enclave said on Monday.
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