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RAF plane departs UK with 21 tonnes of aid for Gaza

A Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft has headed for Egypt loaded with aid for Palestinians in Gaza (Victoria Stewart/Daily Record)
A Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft has headed for Egypt loaded with aid for Palestinians in Gaza (Victoria Stewart/Daily Record)

An RAF plane is on its way to Egypt with a cargo of 21 tonnes of humanitarian supplies for Gaza, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

Supplies on board the C-17 aircraft include medical equipment and water filters.

It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced he was increasing UK support by £30 million to meet the needs of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been subject to a siege and bombardment from Israel as Tel Aviv retaliates after Hamas’s assault on October 7.