Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The American pier once again attached to Gaza, aid deliveries resume

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The American pier once again attached to Gaza, aid deliveries resume
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The American pier once again attached to Gaza, aid deliveries resume

The pier was moved last week to an Israeli port to protect it from the swell. Installed in mid-May, it had already been removed at the end of the month due to a storm, before being reinstalled.

American soldiers “reattached and reestablished the temporary pier connected to the Gaza beach” on Wednesday, Pentagon spokesperson General Pat Ryder told reporters.

Israeli troops assisted in the operation so that there were no American soldiers on Palestinian soil, he said.

Aid deliveries resumed overnight, bringing the total transported to the Gaza Strip via this structure to more than 4,100 tons, the general also said.

Netanyahu: Israel needs American weapons ‘in the war for its existence’

Israel’s primary military supporter, Washington installed this pier off the coast of Gaza in the face of severe restrictions imposed by Israel on the land delivery of aid to the Palestinian territory, ravaged by eight months of war.

According to the United Nations, almost all of the Gaza Strip’s 2.4 million residents have been displaced by fighting and bombing and are food insecure, with the risk of large-scale famine.

On October 7, Hamas commandos carried out an attack in southern Israel which resulted in the deaths of 1,194 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP count based on official Israeli data. Among the 251 people kidnapped that day, 116 are still held in Gaza, 41 of whom are dead, according to the army.

Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas, which seized power in Gaza in 2007 and is considered terrorist by the US, EU and Israel. His army launched a major offensive that has devastated Gaza and left 37,431 dead so far, mostly civilians, including 35 in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the Gaza government, led by the Hamas.

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