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US says floating pier for Gaza aid operational 'in days'

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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A floating pier designed to increase the amount of aid getting into Gaza will be operational “within days”, US officials say.

At a briefing for reporters, USAID response director Dan Dieckhaus said construction of the pier - known as a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) system - is complete.

Hundreds of tonnes of aid has arrived in Cyprus, where screening takes place before aid is loaded onto ships for delivery to the pier.

Vice-Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander of US Central Command, said commercial ships would collect pallets from Cyprus and...

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