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    2 Navy Destroyers Will Help Protect Military’s Gaza Aid Pier, Official Confirms

    2 Navy Destroyers Will Help Protect Military's Gaza Aid Pier, Official Confirms

    Navy warships will help protect the U.S. military's soon-to-be-completed pier to deliver aid to starving Palestinians in , the Pentagon said Tuesday.

    Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters at a briefing Tuesday that Navy ships will be part of the security for the operation. A Navy official told Military.com that the sea service is assigning two destroyers to the mission.

    The two ships will join the thousands of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers — plus Israeli navy ships and Israeli air planes — that are dedicated to protecting the effort to move food and supplies into Gaza via the sea as Israel's crushing offensive against Hamas grinds on.

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    News of the Navy security mission comes as officials in the Pentagon say that the operation to move aid is nearly ready to swing into action in the coming days. The safety of U.S. forces positioned off the coast remains a concern amid the war in Gaza, which has killed large numbers of civilians, sparked regional violence and led to international controversy.

    Last Thursday, Ryder told reporters that the construction of the two portions of the Logistics Over-the-Shore, or JLOTS, system — the floating pier and the causeway being constructed by the Army — “have been completed.”

    “They are currently positioned offshore at the port of Ashdod, awaiting final…

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