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U.S. Plans To Establish Port On Gaza To Step Up Aid Deliveries

The U.S. army is to set up a floating pier off the coast of Gaza to deliver aid to Palestinians cut off by Israeli restrictions on humanitarian land access.

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President Biden said the port, built by the U.S. military, will involve a temporary pier to transport supplies from ships at sea to the shore.

The port, to be erected on Gaza’s shoreline, north of Wadi Gaza Crossing, could take 30 to 60 days, with troops operating offshore, in keeping with President Biden’s mandate that no American soldiers be on the ground in Gaza as the conflict rages.

Initial shipments will arrive via Cyprus, where Israeli security inspections will occur.

The new facility would not solve the central problem of distributing aid inside Gaza while intense fighting and Israeli bombing continue in the south and as lawlessness in the north has grown.

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