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    Aid Is Delivered to Gaza From Newly Repaired US-Built Pier, US Military Says

    Aid Is Delivered to Gaza From Newly Repaired US-Built Pier, US Military Says

    (AP) — The first aid from an American-built pier arrived in on Saturday since storm damage required repairs to the project, the U.S. said, relaunching an effort to bring supplies to Palestinians by sea that had been plagued with problems.

    The pier constructed by the U.S. military was operational for only about a week before it was blown apart in high winds and heavy seas on May 25. A damaged section was reconnected to the beach in Gaza on Friday after being repaired at an Israeli port.

    About 1.1 million pounds (492 metric tons) of humanitarian aid was delivered to Gaza through the pier on Saturday, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. It reiterated that no U.S. military personnel went ashore in Gaza. The U.S. Agency for International Development works with the U.N. World Food Program and their humanitarian partners in Gaza to distribute food and other aid coming from the U.S.-operated pier.

    The deliveries came the same day that mounted a heavy air and ground assault that rescued four hostages, who had been taken by Hamas during the Oct. 7 attack that launched the war in Gaza. At least 210 Palestinians, including children, were killed, a Gaza health official said.

    Pushing back against social media claims, U.S. Central Command said in a tweet that neither the pier nor any of its equipment, personnel or other assets were used in the Israeli operation. It noted that Israel used an area…

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