US completes Gaza pier, aid to start arriving in days

US completes Gaza pier, aid to start arriving in days

U.S. forces have completed the construction of the pier and causeway built off Gaza‘s coast to provide the international community a maritime option for getting desperately needed aid into the strip.

On Thursday, the pier was anchored to the beach in Gaza, completing its construction, and aid shipments will begin “in the coming days,” U.S. CENTCOM Deputy Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper told reporters.

“Thousands of tons of aid are in the pipeline,” he added. “We have about 500 tons of humanitarian assistance, loaded on ships, that’s about a million pounds ready for delivery in the coming days.”

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Palestinians in Gaza are in desperate need of humanitarian aid including potable water, food, medicine, and shelter. All of Gaza’s 2.2 million residents are facing acute food

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