FThe entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip has resumed through the temporary port installed by the United States next to the territory.

Structure had been moved to an Israeli port in Ashdod last week to protect it from the forecast bad weather. This is the second time, in fact, that meteorological phenomena have forced it to stop operating, says the Al Jazeera news agency.

“I can confirm that United States Central Command personnel re-anchored and re-established the temporary port for Gaza Beach yesterday,” said Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder.

Quoted by the Spanish agency EFE, Ryder said, in a press conference, that engineers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) provided the necessary support to ensure that the pier was working and added that there were no American troops on the ground. Since May, according to Ryder, more than 4,100 metric tons of material have been delivered.

“While it has always been our intention for the pier to be a temporary solution as part of a broader international effort to meet the urgent needs of the Palestinian people, there is no end in sight for this mission at this time, contrary to what some media outlets say. social communication”, he pointed out.

The installation consists of two structures: a floating dock where boats loaded with humanitarian aid are moored and a gangway for trucks transporting supplies ashore.

On May 23, it was announced that, at the beginning of September, sea conditions could force the dock to be dismantled, as worsening sea conditions would make its maintenance impossible.

According to Al Jazeera, several groups dedicated to delivering humanitarian aid have argued that the US dock is not suitable to replace land routes, which Israel has severely limited.

North American President Joe Biden announced the creation of this temporary structure at the beginning of March, given Israel’s blockade of the delivery of aid by land to the besieged Palestinian territory and devastated by a humanitarian catastrophe, reported the agency France-Presse (AFP) .

The cost of building the port is expected to be around 320 million dollars (297 million euros, at the current exchange rate).

The ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip was triggered by the attack by the Islamist group Hamas on Israeli soil on October 7, 2023, which caused around 1,200 deaths and two hundred hostages, according to Israeli authorities.

Since then, Israel has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip that has caused more than 35,000 deaths, according to Hamas, which has governed the small Palestinian enclave since 2007.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2583993/retomada-entrada-de-ajuda-humanitaria-em-gaza-atraves-de-porto-temporario

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