What a New York Times Photographer Saw on a Gaza Airdrop

  • Date: 30-Mar-2024
  • Source: The New York Times
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Jordan
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What a New York Times Photographer Saw on a Gaza Airdrop



The huge rear gate of the Jordanian air force cargo plane slowly lowers like a stiff iron jaw, revealing a hazy blue sky and, far below, the battered landscape of northern Gaza.Inside the plane’s cavernous hold, the aid being delivered by the crew is lined up in neat rows: chest-high bundles of boxes stacked atop wooden pallets, each one bound by shrink-wrap and heavy straps and marked with images of Jordan’s flag.Now, as the light and the sound rush in, the bundles slide down rollers in the floor and disappear out the door, floating down under billowing parachutes as a silent, and most likely inadequate, offering to the desperate population below.Subscribe to The Times to read as many articles as you like. What a New York Times Photographer Saw on a Gaza Airdrop