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U.S.-Built Pier in Gaza an Epic Failure


The $320 million U.S.-built pier that was supposed to help alleviate the supply situation in Gaza is turning out to be a catastrophic failure.
Only a tiny trickle of aid has been delivered to UN warehouses in Gaza. The UN reports that only 10 truckloads of aid arrived on Friday at a World Food Program warehouse in Deir El Balah in Gaza. 
On Saturday, only five truckloads of aid arrived at the warehouse. Reuters reports that Palestinians “cleaned out” 11 other truckloads on the way from the pier to the warehouse. There were no deliveries at all on Sunday and Monday.
Reuters is reporting that most of the aid coming into Gaza from the U.S. military’s pier since Saturday was stolen by Palestinians as it made its journey to the UN’s warehouse in nearby Deir El Balah.
* 11 trucks out of 16 trucks were cleaned out on Saturday
* No deliveries on…— Phil Stewart (@phildstewart) May 20, 2024
“They’ve not seen trucks for a while,” a UN official told Reuters. “They just basically mounted on the trucks and helped themselves to some of the food parcels.

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