U.S. Constructs Temporary Pier for Gaza Aid Delivery

The U.S. military has started building a temporary pier off Gaza’s coast to facilitate humanitarian aid delivery, according to senior defense and Biden administration officials. Set for completion in early May, the pier will initially handle 90 truckloads of international aid, expanding to 150 truckloads when fully operational. This development follows President Joe Biden’s directive during his State of the Union Address. The construction is a collaborative effort involving Army and Navy units specializing in logistics and amphibious operations. Notably, the U.S. has arranged for no troops on the ground in Gaza and has secured Israeli Defense Force cooperation for force protection during the operation. The project includes constructing a substantial pier and a roll-on, roll-off discharge facility, ensuring secure and efficient aid delivery to Gaza.–News Desk