Embattled Gaza pier to be removed permanently as soon as next week

Embattled Gaza pier to be removed permanently as soon as next week


The embattled aid pier set up by the U.S. military in Gaza is set to be permanently removed as soon as next week, U.S. officials said.

Several U.S. officials told the Associated Press that the pier will be reconnected to Gaza this week, unload the remaining aid from Cyprus, and then be disassembled. The project has cost roughly $230 million. The pier has been in the Israeli city of Ashdod for about two weeks after bad weather made its use in Gaza untenable.

A ship is seen off the coast of Gaza near a U.S.-built floating pier that will be used to facilitate aid deliveries, as seen from the central Gaza Strip, Thursday, May 16, 2024. The pier built by the U.S. military to bring

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