Aid Resumes Through U.S.-Built Pier in Gaza Amid Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza via a U.S.-built pier are set to resume shortly following repairs to the structure. The Israeli military has secured the coastal area, facilitating aid delivery to address the humanitarian crisis. Over 36,000 people in Gaza have died since Israel's offensive began eight months ago.

Reuters | Jerusalem | Updated: 08-06-2024 13:45 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 13:45 IST
Aid Resumes Through U.S.-Built Pier in Gaza Amid Humanitarian Crisis
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Humanitarian aid entering Gaza by sea via a U.S.- built pier will resume in the coming days, the Israeli military said on Saturday, after repairs to the structure were completed. "The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) has begun securing the coastal area of the U.S. military's Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) capability - in Gaza. The pier's re-establishment will allow for the continued delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza in the coming days," the Israeli military said.

The U.S. Central Command said on Friday it had re-established the temporary pier anchored off Gaza's coast, which had been temporarily removed after part of the structure broke off, two weeks after it started operating. The aid is meant to alleviate a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza which has been unfolding in the eight months since Israel launched an offensive in response to the Oct. 7 Hamas-led attacks that killed 1,200 people in Israel.

More than 36,000 people in Gaza have been killed, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, since the start of the Israeli offensive, which has laid to waste much of the enclave and displaced most the population.

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