May 25, 2024

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US completes floating port to deliver aid to Gaza

US completes floating port to deliver aid to Gaza

you to us This Thursday, the 16th, a temporary floating port was established to provide humanitarian aid on the coast. Gaza. According to officials, Food and other supplies will arrive in a couple of days.

The U.S. military’s Central Command said the United Nations (UN) would be responsible for conducting supplies at the base, but did not specify which of its several agencies.

The installation of the ship was requested by US President Joe Biden two months ago, but was postponed for almost two weeks due to bad weather in the region. The framework for construction was transported by the US Army From the port of Ashdod in Israel to Gaza.

US officials have expressed concern that hungry Palestinians could invade the facility in search of supplies and have said the site will remain secure. “Closely monitored”, highlighting that the sea route could be closed “albeit temporarily” if necessary. However, the US military has announced that it cannot enter Gaza due to the risk of operating inside a war zone.

Critical humanitarian situation

As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, most of Gaza’s population faces imminent starvation. According to NGOs and charities, the humanitarian situation in Gaza has become critical due to Israel’s restrictions on the flow of aid into the Palestinian territories.

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With the advance of Israeli troops in the town of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, the route connecting the Palestinian territory to Egypt, which is needed for humanitarian aid, has been closed. A week ago. The UN only said this Wednesday, the 15th Two fuel trucks and 27 food trucks managed to enter Gaza, and at least 500 trucks are needed daily to meet the basic needs of the population.

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The Israeli military says it worked During the seven-month war, it “allowed and facilitated the entry and delivery of extensive humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip, in violation of its commitment to international humanitarian law.”

Israel has ordered civilians to leave Rafah amid intensified attacks in the region and some 500,000 people have already fled the city in the past week. The city was home to approximately 1.4 million Palestinians, most of whom had to abandon their homes elsewhere in the enclave to escape Israeli bombardment.