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    Gaza aid continues after US pier reopens – 656 tons of aid moved overnight

    The humanitarian aid transfer from Cyprus to Gaza has resumed after US Central Command personnel successfully redeployed the temporary jetty on the Gaza coastline on Wednesday, the Pentagon announced.

    The Central Command had on June 14 towed the jetty to the port of Ashdod, to avoid possible damage from the rough seas.

    “I can confirm that staff anchored and restored the temporary jetty on the beach of Gaza yesterday,” Pentagon Press Secretary Pat Ryder said.

    The reopening of the wharf allowed the overnight transfer of more than 656 metric tonsof aid to be delivered to the food collection point in Gaza, Ryder said.

    “As has happened in the past, IDF engineers provided all the necessary support to ensure the safe placing the pier on the beach and no US boot stepped on the ground during the restoration of the pier,” he added.

    According to Ryder, despite suffering some weather-related damage and temporary outages, the pier has delivered a significant amount of aid to Gaza since last month.

    “Since May 17, since the temporary jetty was first commissioned, over 4,100 metric tons have been delivered through the sea corridor for onward delivery by humanitarian organizations,” he noted.

    “While it was always our intention for the jetty to be a temporary solution as part of the broader international effort to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza to meet the urgent needs of the Palestinian people, we have not set an end date for this mission,” he said.

    Therefore, he said Mr. Ryder, “we will continue to facilitate the transfer of humanitarian aid through the sea corridor and, as always, we will take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of personnel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea — as we already do with aerial surveillance in case of bad weather or conditions”.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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