King Abdullah II
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Jordan's King Abdullah II announced late on Sunday night that the Jordanian air force air-dropped vital medical supplies to a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, AFP reported.

"Our fearless air force personnel air-dropped at midnight urgent medical aid to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza," King Abdulah said on X, formerly Twitter.

"This is our duty to aid our brothers and sisters injured in the war on Gaza. We will always be there for our Palestinian brethren," added the Jordanian monarch.

A senior Israeli official quoted in the Walla news website later said that the Jordanian air drop was carried out in coordination with Israel and with its approval.

The air drop was announced as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken carried out a regional diplomatic tour, holding talks in Amman on Saturday with his counterparts from Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

On Friday, Blinken visited Israel, where he pushed for “humanitarian pauses” in the fighting to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza and the potential release of hostages being held by Hamas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later made clear that Israel will not agree to a ceasefire in Gaza without the release of the hostages being held by Hamas.

On Sunday, Blinken met with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that Secretary Blinken told Abbas that Gaza's residents “must not be forcibly displaced" during the current war between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization in the coastal enclave.