US to end Gaza pier in ‘relatively short order’ after several disruptions

US to end Gaza pier in ‘relatively short order’ after several disruptions


The U.S. military will soon cease humanitarian operations via the pier it built in the Mediterranean Sea off Gaza’s coast to provide another way to get much-needed aid into the strip.

Since becoming operational in May, the pier has been one of the most utilized ways to get aid into Gaza, even though it has been taken offline several times due to inclement weather in the area.

“I do anticipate, in relatively short order, we will wind down pier operations” in Gaza, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday on the sideline of the NATO Summit. Similarly, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder said in a statement shortly after Sullivan’s remarks that “the pier will soon cease operations, with more details on that process and

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